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Sacagawea

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Works: 278 works in 612 publications in 8 languages and 61,442 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Pictorial works  Picture books  Diary fiction  Historical television programs 
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Classifications: F592.7.S123, B
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Publications about Sacagawea
Most widely held works about Sacagawea
    Streams to the river, river to the sea : a novel of Sacagawea by Scott O'Dell( Book )
    29 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,602 libraries worldwide
    A young Indian woman, accompanied by her infant and cruel husband, experiences joy and heartbreak when she joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition seeking a way to the Pacific
    Sacajawea : the story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Joseph Bruchac( Book )
    10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,851 libraries worldwide
    Sacajawea, a Shoshoni Indian interpreter, peacemaker, and guide, and William Clark alternate in describing their experiences on the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest
    Sacagawea by Liselotte Erdrich( Book )
    5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
    A biography of the Shoshone girl, Sacagawea, from age eleven when she was kidnapped by the Hitdatsa to the end of her journey with Lewis and Clark, plus speculation about her later life
    I should be extremely happy in your company : a novel of Lewis and Clark by Brian Hall( Book )
    6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
    Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's expedition to the Pacific Ocean and back in the early part of the nineteenth century is one of the most famous journeys in American history. Previous accounts have largely romanticized the expedition, treating it as a great triumph. But was it? What really went on in the minds of these brave men and those who came with them? Novelist Brian Hall has been interested in Lewis and Clark for years and became convinced that the most effective way to tell their story would be in the intimate, revelatory voice of fiction. Rather than attempt to recount the entire expedition, Hall has chosen instead to probe the psyches of its participants and to focus on some of the more emblematic moments of the journey. His narrative is shaped around and informed by an examination of the collision of white and Native American cultures at that time. To be true to this theme of colliding perspectives, he has written the novel in four voices. The primary one is that of Lewis, the troubled and mercurial figure who found that it was impossible to enter paradise without having it fall around him. The voices of the Shoshone girl Sacagawea, whose courage and resourcefulness helped ensure the expedition's completion; William Clark; and Toussaint Charbonneau, the French fur trader who took Sacagawea as his wife, add further texture to the narrative. On the eve of the two-hundredth anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Hall has used the novelist's art to produce a compulsively readable book that fills in the gaps and provides a new perspective on this great American story
    Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark expedition by Ella E Clark( Book )
    2 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 1,614 libraries worldwide
    Uses previously unknown information about Sacagawea's later years to separate fact from myth about the courageous Indian woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Exploring Lewis and Clark : reflections on men and wilderness by Thomas P Slaughter( Book )
    8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,513 libraries worldwide
    Exploring Lewis and Clark probes beneath the traditional narrative of the journey, looking beyond the perspectives of the explorers themselves to those of the women and the men who accompanied them, as well as of the Indians who met them along the way. It reexamines the journals and what they suggest about Lewis's and Clark's misinterpretations of the worlds they passed through and the people in them. The author portrays Lewis and Clark not as heroes, but as men-bound by cultural prejudices, and blindly hell-bent on achieving their goal. He searches for the woman Sacajawea rather than the icon that she has become. He seeks the historical rather than the legendary York, Clark's slave. He discovers what the various tribes made of the expedition, including the notion that this multiracial, multiethnic group was embarked on a search for spiritual meaning. In this important work of investigative history, Slaughter shines an entirely new light on the famed Lewis and Clark expedition: the journals kept, the lands claimed, the myths cherished, the dreams stolen, the history and identity created. 14 illustrations in text. Most Americans know that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led our nation's first trans-continental exploratory expedition, which was sent west by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803. Their journey is one of the most celebrated events in American history and one of the most written about. But most of us do not know any more than what the explorers told us, or what they wanted readers of their voluminous journals to know, or anything other than what they understood about themselves and their wilderness experiences. Thomas Slaughter portrays Lewis and Clark not as heroes but as men-brave, bound by cultural prejudices and blindly hell-bent on achieving their goal. Thomas Slaughter shines an entirely new light on an event basic to our understanding of ourselves. He has given us an important work of investigative history
    Sacajawea by Anna Lee Waldo( Book )
    10 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
    Recreates the life and legend of the Shoshoni Indian as she struggles to survive among hostile tribes, is forced to become the wife of a French trader, and plays a pivotal role in the journeys of Lewis and Clark
    Sacajawea by Harold P Howard( Book )
    15 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
    Recounts the life of the Shoshoni Indian woman who guided Lewis and Clark on their Northwest expedition in 1804
    Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( visu )
    3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,380 libraries worldwide
    Documentary on the Lewis and Clark expedition through the American West. Sent by President Thomas Jefferson to find the fabled Northwest Passage, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the most courageous and important expedition in U.S. history. This show chronicles the story of all involved, the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman, Sacajawea and her infant son
    A picture book of Sacagawea by David A Adler( Book )
    2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,235 libraries worldwide
    A biography of the Shoshone woman who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Who was Sacagawea? by Dennis B Fradin( Book )
    4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
    A brief biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who accompanied explorers Lewis and Clark on their expedition in the early 1800s
    Stone heart : a novel of Sacajawea by Diane Glancy( Book )
    5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
    Stone Heart is a gripping retelling of the story of American legend Sacajawea, the young Shoshoni woman who traveled with Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the West. Presented in Sacajawea's own voice juxtaposed with excerpts from Lewis and Clark's diaries, it is a work of moving and illuminating fiction cast from a famed piece of history that has long been masked by myth. Lewis and Clark recorded the external journey, its physical challenges and wonders. Glancy's Sacajawea experiences the expedition on a different plane, one that lies between the terrestrial and the magical, where clouds speak and ghost horses roam the plains. Both stunningly imagined and meticulously faithful to events, Stone Heart draws a lingering portrait of a woman of resilience and courage
    The story of Sacajawea, guide to Lewis and Clark by Della Rowland( Book )
    10 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
    In brief text, this account tells of the courage and daring of the Shoshone woman who guided Lewis and Clark. Told in story format, this is a chronicle of the Lewis & Clark expedition with Sacajawea. A map of their journey is included. . In brief text, this account tells of the courage & daring of the Shoshone woman who guided Lewis & Clark. Annotation. As a young girl, Sacajawea was separated from her family when she was captured by a band of Minnetaree warriors and taken to be their slave. Several years later, she was bought by a French fur trader to be his wife. Then, in 1804, when she was only sixteen years old, Sacajawea met Lewis and Clark. Carrying her infant son on her back, Sacajawea helped guide the famous team of explorers through the uncharted terrain of the western United States. Her courageous efforts made an important contribution to America's history
    Sacagawea by Judith St. George( Book )
    1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
    Tells the story of the Shoshoni Indian girl who served as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest in 1805-1806
    Sacagawea by Jan Gleiter( Book )
    4 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 853 libraries worldwide
    Presents the life of Native American Sacagawea who served as a guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition which explored the land between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean
    Sacajawea : her true story by Joyce Milton( Book )
    5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
    A biography of the Shoshoni Indian woman who played an important role in guiding the Lewis and Clark expedition through the Northwest Territory of the United States in 1805-1806
    The making of Sacagawea : a Euro-American legend by Donna J Kessler( Book )
    5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
    Sacagawea is one of the most renowned figures of the American West. A member of the Shoshone tribe, she was captured by the Hidatsas as a child and eventually became one of the wives of a French fur trader, Toussaint Charbonneau. In 1805 Charbonneau joined Lewis and Clark as the expedition's interpreter. Sacagawea was the only woman to participate in this important mission, and some claim that she served as a guide when the expedition reached the upper Missouri River and the mountainous region. Although much has been written about the historical importance of Sacagawea in connection with the expedition, no one has explored why her story has endured so successfully in Euro American culture. In an examination of representative texts (including histories, works of fiction, plays, films, and the visual arts) from 1805 to the present. Kessler charts the evolution and transformation of the legend over two centuries and demonstrates that Sacagawea has persisted as a Euro-American legend because her story exemplified critical elements of America's foundation myths - especially the concept of manifest destiny. Kessler also shows how the Sacagawea legend was flexible within its mythic framework and was used to address cultural issues specific to different time periods, including suffrage for women, taboos against miscegenation, and modern feminism. In concluding, Kessler summarizes the history of Sacagawea narratives and provides useful connections to other Native American works. This study attests that the Sacagawea legend illustrated and reinforced Euro-American frontier myths while it simultaneously allowed a populace to test and comment on critical, timely concepts unfolding within a dynamic society
    Sacajawea's people : the Lemhi Shoshones and the Salmon River country by John W. W Mann( Book )
    3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
    "John W.W. Mann offers an absorbing and richly detailed look at the life of Sacajawea's people before their first contact with non-Natives, their encounter with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early nineteenth century, and their subsequent confinement to a reservation in northern Idaho near the town of Salmon. He follows the Lemhis from the liquidation of their reservation in 1907 to their forced union with the Shoshone-Bannock tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation to the south. He describes how for the past century, surrounded by more populous and powerful Native tribes, the Lemhis have fought to preserve their political, economic, and cultural integrity. His compelling and informative account should help to bring Sacajawea's people out of the long shadow of history and restore them to their rightful place in the American story."--Jacket
    Museum of human beings : a novel by Colin Sargent( Book )
    3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
    "Explores the fantastic life and times of Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea, the Indian woman who guided the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Raised in many cultures but belonging to none, Baptiste travels deep into the heart of the American wilderness on an epic quest for ultimate identity"--Provided by publisher
    Sacajawea, Shoshone trailblazer by Diane Shaughnessy( Book )
    2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
    A biography of the Shoshoni Indian girl who served as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest in 1805-1806
 
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Alternative Names
Bird Woman
Bird Woman 1786-1884
Charbonneau, Toussaint
Charbonneau, Toussaint, Mme
Sacajawa, 1786-1884
Sacajawea
Sacajawea 1786-1884
Sakagawea
Sakakawea
Sakakawea 1786-1884
Scacajawea 1786-1884
Languages
English (123)
German (2)
Dutch (2)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
Portuguese (1)
Spanish (1)
Korean (1)
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