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Sacagawea / by Lise Erdrich ; illustrations by Julie Buffalohead.

Erdrich, Liselotte. (Author). Buffalohead, Julie. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J 921 SAC (Text) 33500012761680 Main Available -
Warroad Public Library j 921 SAC (Text) 35500003399621 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0876146469 ((lib. bdg. : alk. paper) : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780876146460
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 31 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, c2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2003 September #1
    Gr. 2-6. In this handsome, large-size picture-book biography, an Ojibway writer and a Ponca artist tell the story of the young Shoshone woman who traveled west with Lewis and Clark. There are gaps in the story, but Erdrich avoids the usual mistake of making a smooth narrative by filling in with fiction. Instead, she is scrupulous about the facts, and, in an afterword, distinguishes between what's certain and what probably happened. The story begins when the girl, age 11, is kidnapped by Hidatsa warriors. At about 15, she's given in marriage to a much older French Canadian fur trapper and eventually gives birth to a boy, nicknamed "Pomp," shortly before starting on the journey west. Her personal story (including her anguished reunion with her brother) is set against the discovery expedition, during which she acts as interpreter and guide. The unforgettable full-page oil paintings, in warm earth colors, focus on the brave young woman, showing her roots, her extraordinary skills, her melancholy, and her bond with her child and with Clark. A time line, a map, and a brief bibliography follow the story. ((Reviewed September 1, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2006 January #1
    Gr. 3-5. The life story of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who assisted Lewis and Clark as an interpreter and guide, is now available in a polished Spanish edition, with the original, striking full-page oil paintings, which poignantly convey a sense of time and place. Although the bibliography includes only English titles, Spanish speakers will still appreciate this informative introduction to a brave young woman and her role in history. An afterword, a time line, and a map are appended. ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Sacagawea > Juvenile literature.
Shoshoni women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Shoshoni Indians > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) > Juvenile literature.
Shoshoni Indians > Biography.
Indians of North America > Biography.
Women > Biography.
Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)

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