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01/11/2010
by barenose
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Remember the Ladies: Sacajawea

In 1800 she was captured by the Hidatsa tribe, which made her a slave and taught her its skills and customs. When she was 18 she was sold to Toussaint Charbonneau, a French-Candadian interpreter and guide with Lewis and Clark. She quickly endeared herself to the men, who called her “Janey,” she was pretty, robust and never complained. She cooked, cleaned, foraged and translated for them, and she nursed them when they were ill. Continue reading

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