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Sacagawea's role in the Lewis and Clark expedition made her a national figure, and she continued to be popularized in literature and even among groups advocating for women's rights. Sacagawea is still taught to every American in school and stands alongside Pocahontas as the most famous Native American women, even though few people knew much about her life aside from her role in the trek. For that reason, few truly know about her life, her tribe, or her death, the latter of which is still controversial. At the same time, given the history and conflicts between the United States and various Native American tribes during the 19th century, Sacagawea's role in helping the nation push westward at the expense of Native Americans has taken on a more mixed and controversial character.
American Legends: The Life of Sacagawea profiles the life and legacy of the famous Shoshone woman, including the known and unknown, while analyzing her lasting legacy.
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By zoe on 11-08-16
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This is a very good brief biography of Sacagawea, including evalution and discussion of areas of debate. I really enjoyed the biblography at the end as well as the analysis of some of the history debates
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By Jan on 12-10-16
Well worth the read!
biography, historical figures, Lewis and Clark, Charles River Editors.
Interesting summation of the life and marketing of this woman from a feminist perspective. There is a rather in depth presentation of the many variant spellings of her name and other ways she was identified. A suitable amount of time is devoted to the recorded role which she played in the expeditions. The last segment identifies another woman who was in an expedition in the Wind River area and the speculation that historians have confused the two.
Stacy Hinkle performs the narration clearly and with interest.
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