The True Story of Sacajawea

/The True Story of Sacajawea
The True Story of Sacajawea


In the early 19th century, a young Agaidika teenager named Sacajawea was enlisted by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to aid her husband Toussaint Charbonneau as a guide to the Western United States. Karen Mensing debunks some of the myths that surround the familiar image of the heroic woman with a baby strapped to her back and a vast knowledge of the American wilderness.

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Creator: Karen Mensing

Publisher: TEDed

Type: Website

Grades: 7-12

Standards Alignment

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).