SACAJAWEA. Change Seeker. By Kayla. Biography. Born 1789 Sacajawea was born in Idaho in a tribe called the Shoshone. While she was growing up, people called her “Bird Woman.” She was also the daughter of an important leader of her tribe. Biography. Captured- 1799
Sacajawea was born in Idaho in a tribe called the Shoshone. While she was growing up, people called her “Bird Woman.” She was also the daughter of an important leader of her tribe.
When Sacajawea was fifteen, she was captured by her enemy tribe, Minnetarees. She was taken away 600 miles away to a village named Minnetaree. One of her friends escaped from being a prisoner. Sacajawea was far from home. When she arrived at the village, a man traded her to a man named Toussaint Charbonneau and she married him a few days later.
Sacajawea pushed herself on this journey because she wanted to finish it. It also made her feel good when she finished something.
Sacajawea gave up her only prized possession, a beautiful belt of blue beads. She was forced to give up the tribe’s treasure to a Chinook Indian Chief. She received a blue cloth coat in exchange.
During the expedition, she finds her tribe, known as the Shoshones. She only was allowed to stay there for very short time.
Since Sacajawea’s name was so hard to pronounce , they used different ways to say her name like “Sah-cajah-we-ah”or “Sah-kah-gar-we-a.”
When Sacajawea was fifteen and ready to give birth, she was forced to go on the expedition.