Before the expedition summary we know extremely little about sacajawea before she joined the lewis and clark expedition sacajawea, whose name means bird woman, was a shoshoni woman probably born around 1788 or 1789. In this biography of sacagawea's life ella clark peels away these myths to reveal the actual accomplishments made by sacagawea in a more accurate historical perspective sacagawea's life after the expedition is also recorded through a series of studies completed by the author. What were sacagawea's accomplishments sacagawea provided tremendous support to american travelers meriwether lewis and william clark by acting as a translator and a wilderness guide for the two men as they traveled toward the western coast sacagawea was born around 1788 and hailed from the. In addition, the shoshone indians have many stories in their oral tradition about sacajawea, and many living shoshone trace their ancestry to her nevertheless, there is much controversy surrounding the life of this intrepid woman. Sacagawea biography introduction sacagawea was born around 1788 and died on december 20, 1812 to the best of our knowledge, although that date has been disputed.
Sacajawea's life after the lewis and clark expedition is quite poorly documented what little is known is described above, although much of even this incomplete description is still debated indeed, these debates contribute to much of the interest in sacajawea as a figure. Many things have been vague about her life, such as her childhood and death but the voyage she took is known very well sacagawea's birth is unknown but she was born a shoshone indian many things about her childhood are based on the information known about the other women of her childhood. Sacagawea (aka sakakawea or sacajawea) was a shoshone native american woman, who helped explorers william clark and meriwether lewis and their 'corps of discovery' on their way to the pacific ocean serving as an interpreter and a guide.
Sacagawea was not the guide for the expedition, as some have erroneously portrayed her nonetheless, she recognized landmarks in southwestern montana and informed clark that bozeman pass was the best route between the missouri and yellowstone rivers on their return journey. Sacagawea (also sakakawea, sacajawea pronounced [sɑkaːʒəwiːə][dubious - discuss] see below) (c 1788 - december 20, 1812 see below for other theories about her death) was a shoshone woman who accompanied the lewis and clark expedition, led by meriwether lewis and william clark, in their exploration of the western united states. Over the course of the journey, sacagawea identifyed many edible berries and roots, which were used as medicine as well also, she mented clothes and nursed the sick and injured (moulton 7) on may 14, 1805, sacagawea especially impressed her fellow explorers when strong winds nearly capsized the boat she was riding in. (today, however, many shoshone, among others, argue that in their language sacajawea means boat-pusher and is her true name and in north dakota the official spelling is sakakawea.
The many accomplishments of sacajawea 1317 words feb 25th, 2018 5 pages she traveled thousands of miles from north dakota to the pacific ocean between 1804 and 1806, while bearing child in her womb. Accomplishments s acagawea is most well known for the 4,500 mile miraculous journey that she made with lewis and clark, but she did many other things along the way when the boat tipped that she and the others making the journey were in, along with all their supplies, sacagawea was the only one brave enough to jump into the foaming river and.
Sacagawea turned out to be incredibly valuable to the corps as it traveled westward, through the territories of many new tribes some of these indians, prepared to defend their lands, had never. Sacagawea gave up her beaded belt in order to allow the captains to trade for a fur robe they wished to return to president jefferson she was skilled at finding edible plants and helped the expedition to get horses. Sacagawea (/ ˌ s æ k ə dʒ ə ˈ w iː ə / also sakakawea or sacajawea may 1788 - december 20, 1812) was a lemhi shoshone woman who is known for her help to the lewis and clark expedition in achieving their chartered mission objectives by exploring the louisiana territory.