Captured by her enemies, married to a foreigner, and a mother at age sixteen, Sacajawea lived a life of turmoil and change. Then, in 1804, the mysterious young Shoshone woman met Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Acting as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide, Sacajawea bravely embarked on an epic journey that altered history forever.
Award-winning Nulhegan Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac tells her extraordinary story in alternating chapters, in the voices of Sacajawea and William Clark, including selections from Clark's original diaries and a black and white map of Lewis and Clark's journey. This compelling depiction of a resilient young woman who helped change the face of America draws on traditional storytelling practices to create an unforgettable story.