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November

This month the seventeen year old  Sacagawea, or Sakakawea, saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time, hunted for food to feed men who were tired of dried fish, and voted over where the Lewis and Clark Expedition would winter along the Oregon coast. She had begun her travels at sixteen with her French Canadian husband, Charbonneau, an black slave named York, who despite his efforts and another’s promise, would never be freed, and a gaggle of white men who did not speak her language. (more…)

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