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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

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sacajawea
SACAJAWEA

Change Seeker

By Kayla

biography
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.

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Biography
  • Captured- 1799

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.

personal qualities
Personal Qualities
  • During the expedition Sacajawea was thoughtful and generous because she gathered food and wood for the campfire. She even made moccasins for the men.
motivation
Motivation
  • Pushing herself

Sacajawea pushed herself on this journey because she wanted to finish it. It also made her feel good when she finished something.

hardships
Hardships
  • Able to make sacrifices

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.

  • Home at last!

During the expedition, she finds her tribe, known as the Shoshones. She only was allowed to stay there for very short time.

accomplishments
Accomplishments
  • Voting
  • Based on her knowledge, she was able to vote on where their fort should be built. This was one of the rare times in this period of history that she was allowed to have a vote with white men.
interesting information
Interesting Information
  • Pronouncing her name

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.”

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When Sacajawea was fifteen and ready to give birth, she was forced to go on the expedition.

three questions i would like to ask my change seeker
Three questions I would like to ask my Change Seeker:
  • If you tried to escape when the Minnetarees attacked your tribe, what would they do to you?
  • Did you know English before you went on the expedition or did you learn English on the way?
  • How did it feel to be the only woman in the expedition?