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Sacajawea : the story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya BRU (Text) 35500002873311 Main Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library ya BRU (Text) 35500002975876 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0152022341
  • Physical Description: 199 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: San Diego, CA : Silver Whistle, c2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]).
Summary, etc.: 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 April 2000
    Gr. 7^-10. Like Scott O'Dell's Streams to the River: River to the Sea (1986), this novel offers a vivid account of the famous guide's life, but this time, Sacajawea's first-person chapters are interspersed with those narrated by William Clark. The prologue begins in the voice of Sacajawea's grown son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, or "Pomp," who was an infant on the trip, and it is to him that his mother and "uncle" address their stories, which begin before Sacajawea joined the group and end after the journey was completed. Readers may find the introductions to each chapter distracting (Clark's begin with an excerpt from his actual diary, archaic spelling and language intact; Sacajawea's begin with a traditional Native American tale), and kids not drawn to adventure stories may grow weary of the detailed descriptions of the group's struggle and hardship navigating the rough terrain. But the alternating voices offer a fascinating, measured blend of cultural perspectives, creating a fuller impression of the extraordinary trip, and the social and historical climate in which it was undertaken. An extensive author's note discusses the fictionalizing process and cites source material. ((Reviewed April 1, 2000)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Indians of North America Juvenile fiction
Shoshoni Indians Juvenile fiction
Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) Juvenile fiction
Clark, William 1770-1838 Juvenile fiction
Sacagawea Juvenile fiction
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