Excerpts from the diaries of Lewis and Clark reveal the true story of a Shoshoni Indian girl who served as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
This nonfiction book explores the critical role that Sacajawea played in the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and dispels some of the myths that have accumulated around her identity.
The book played an influential part in the design of the Sacajawea Golden Dollar Coin.
The Truth about Sacajawea was nominated for the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award in 2002.
What readers say about The Truth about Sacajawea:
“If you like to get the real story behind historical figures, this will appeal to you” – Mary
“I’ve read a number of books on Sacajawea and I think this is one of the best… well-written and had very nice illustrations.If you are looking for a book about Sacajawea, this would be one I’d recommend.” – Eden
“I really enjoyed this book. Wish there had been more to read! Sacajawea was an amazing young lady!” – Tracey
“A really good narrative from the journals of Lewis, Clark and others on the expedition describing their native Shoshoni guide, who saved them from certain death many times and helped them reach their destination – the Pacific Ocean.” – Yvonne
“Loved the facts and setting the record straight about this remarkable American icon. Well written, quick read, very nicely set up and illustrated.” – Deb
“I highly recommend this 92 page narrative not only for the historical aspect, but also for the great story line it gives to the reader, and for the respect developed by reading this account of Sacajawea, the young mother who set a good example for all people.” – Michael