This book is enhanced with 21 illustrations, including a map and appendices containing testimonies by Indian agents, missionaries, teachers, and Shoshone people, this often inspirational study and historical argument for Sacajawea’s later years throws a unique light on the life and deeds of a true Native American heroine. It also reveals the real reason Sacajawea left her husband, discloses the true meaning of her name, makes a case for her “lost years” among the Comanches, and furnishes much other data.
Known to schoolchildren as the woman who guided Lewis and Clark through the wilderness to the American Northwest, Sacajawea is a figure of fascinating historical interest. The sister of a Shoshone chief kidnapped by enemy tribesmen, she married a French trader, became a mother, and joined the Lewis and Clark expedition all while she was still a teenager. This book tells the story of this remarkable woman who attempts to assess her rightful place in the history of American Exploration.
ISBN – 978-0-486-42149-0
Dover Publications, 2002