Sacajawea (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Nov 2, 2010 - Fiction - 1424 pages
23 Reviews

Clad in a doeskin, alone and unafraid, she stood straight and proud before the onrushing forces of America's destiny: Sacajawea, child of a Shoshoni chief, lone woman on Lewis and Clark's historic trek -- beautiful spear of a dying nation.

She knew many men, walked many miles. From the whispering prairies, across the Great Divide to the crystal capped Rockies and on to the emerald promise of the Pacific Northwest, her story over flows with emotion and action ripped from the bursting fabric of a raw new land.

Ten years in the writing, SACAJAWEA unfolds an immense canvas of people and events, and captures the eternal longings of a woman who always yearned for one great passion -- and always it lay beyond the next mountain.

  

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User Review  - Brittany - Goodreads

I am typically not a huge fan of historical fictions. Most times, they are loosely based off of events, using creative license to change the past to fit the plot better. For some reason, that irks me ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathryn Bashaar - Goodreads

I read this book 30 years ago and loved it. So, when I saw it was the May choice of the Historical Fictionistas, I was excited to re-read it. I didn't like it as much on the re-reading. I'm ... Read full review

Contents

Old Grandmother
3
Captured
33
People of the Willows
52
Bird Woman
72
The Wild Dog
101
The Trading Fair
123
Toussaint Charbonneau
135
The Mandans
137
Dog Meat
463
The Columbia
489
The Pacific
510
The Blue Coat
531
Weasel Tails
544
The Whale
566
Book Four HOMEWARD
587
Ahncutty
589

The Okeepa
189
The Game of Hands
215
Book Two RETURN TO THE PEOPLE
235
Lewis and Clark
239
Birth of Jean Baptiste C harbonneau
262
Farewell
286
A Sudden Squall
306
l5 Beaver Bite
322
Sacajaweas Illness
334
Cloudburst
350
Tabbabone
360
The People
377
Divided
414
Book Three THE CONTINENT CONQUERED
431
Over the Mountains
435
The Sick Papoose
615
Retreat
636
Pompeys Pillar
651
Big White
667
GoodByes
680
Saint Louis
702
Judy Clark
736
Lewiss Death
758
Otter Womans Sickness
772
New Madrid Earthquake
793
Book Five LIFE AND DEATH
819
Lizette
827
School
839
Duke Paul
856
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Page 378 - She came into the tent, sat down, and was beginning to interpret when in the person of Cameahwait she recognized her brother. She instantly jumped up and ran and embraced him, throwing over him her blanket and weeping profusely. The chief was himself moved, though not in the same degree.
Page 510 - Great joy in camp we are in View of the Ocian, this great Pacific Octean which we have been So long anxious to See. and the roreing or noise made by the waves brakeing on the rockey Shores (as I Suppose) may be heard distictly.
Page 587 - Ocean, you may find it imprudent to hazard a return the same way, and be forced to seek a passage round by sea, in such vessels as you may find on the Western coast. But you will be without money, without clothes and other necessaries; as a sufficient supply cannot be carried with you from hence. Your resource in that case can only be in the credit of the US, for which purpose I hereby authorize you to draw on the Secretaries of State, of the Treasury, of War and of the Navy of the US, according...
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Page 772 - The woman, a good creature, of a mild and gentle disposition greatly attached to the whites, whose manners and dress she tries to imitate, but she had become sickly, and longed to revisit her native country; her husband, also, who had spent many years among the Indians, was become weary of a civilized life!

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