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Sacagawea

St. George, Judith

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ISBN 10: 0399231617 / ISBN 13: 9780399231612
Verlag: Putnam Juvenile, 1997
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Lewis and Clark's Journey of Discovery put their names in the history books, but alongside them is found the name of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who acted as guide and interpreter on their expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific. With her husband and infant son, Sacagawea accompanied the Corps of Discovery through danger, illness and extremes of weather, sharing both their despair and their triumph.Basing her book on the journals of Lewis, Clark and other members of the expedition, award-winning author Judith St. George shows how this remarkable woman earned her place in history. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0399231617

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If it had not been for President Thomas Jefferson, Sacagawea would have lived out her life in the wilderness as the unknown Shoshone wife of a French-Canadian fur trapper. But in 1803 Jefferson ordered Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to find a route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean, and to gather information about the Indians they encountered. In a village on the Missouri River, Lewis and Clark met Sacagawea, the young woman who would travel with them on their historic Journey of Discovery.

With her husband and her infant son, Sacagawea accompanied Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery as they braved rapids, blizzards, hunger, illness, grizzly bears and hostile Indians. She found them roots and berries to eat, helped them negotiate for horses, and explained their peaceful intentions to the tribes they met along the way. When they finally reached the Pacific, Sacagawea shared in their triumph.

Using the journals of Lewis, Clark and other members of the expedition, award-winning author Judith St. George brings to life the story of this remarkable woman and her contribution to one of America's great journeys of exploration.

Über den Autor: Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning  So You Want to Be President? and the historical Turning Point series, including  You?re On Your Way, Teddy RooseveltStand Tall, Abe Lincoln; and  Take the Lead, George Washington. You can visit her online at www.judithstgeorge.com.

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Titel: Sacagawea

Verlag: Putnam Juvenile

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Hardcover

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