Biography (nonfiction), 1,581 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 1060L
The explorers Lewis and Clark owe much of their success to the brave support of a young Native American woman: Sacagawea. Thanks to her, the expedition completed its mission, and Sacagawea’s name became widely known—and surrounded by myth and speculation. In this biography, the author presents the actual facts connected to Sacagawea’s life and involvement in the expedition, followed by a brief look at her death and the fates of her children. Illustrations and maps accompany the text and provide more detail.
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character, contributions, Corps of Discovery, expedition, fortitude, interpreters, kidnapped, Louisiana Territory, navigational, negotiations, Northwest Passage, Shoshone
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