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How did Sacagawea marry Charbonneau?

How did Sacagawea marry Charbonneau?

Sacagawea came to be married to Charbonneau because he bought her from the Hidatsa tribe who had kidnapped her when she was about 12 years old.

Did Toussaint Charbonneau own Sacagawea?

He adopted their way of life and lived in their cluster of earthen lodges. In 1804 when the Lewis and Clark expedition arrived at Fort Mandan Charbonneau had two Shoshone wives, one was Sacagawea or “Bird Woman” who was about 16 years old and the other was “Otter Woman”. He had purchased them from the Hidatsas.

What was the name of Toussaint Charbonneau’s wife?

Sacagaweam. 1804–1812
Toussaint Charbonneau/Wife

How old was Sacagawea when he left Toussaint Charbonneau?

Charbonneau took Sacagawea and his 55 day old son Jean Baptiste. Almost immediately after departure Charbonneau proved to be a great cook but a poor swimmer. In one occasion, just a few days after their departure they were hit by a wind storm and the boat in which Charbonneau was travelling almost capsized.

Who was Toussaint Charbonneau introduced to Lewis and Clark?

Picture of Toussaint Charbonneau introducing his wife Sacagawea to Lewis and Clark. Toussaint Charbonneau was born around 1767 in Boucherville, Quebec; a city near Montreal. Charbonneau was a free trader who obtained goods on credit and traded them with the Indians.

Where was Toussaint Charbonneau born and raised?

Picture of Toussaint Charbonneau introducing his wife Sacagawea to Lewis and Clark. Toussaint Charbonneau was born around 1767 in Boucherville, Quebec; a city near Montreal.

How did Lewis and Clark communicate with the Sacagawea?

Charbonneau spoke French and Hidatsa; Sacagawea spoke Hidatsa and Shoshone (two very different languages). Through this translation chain, communications with the Shoshone would be possible, and Lewis and Clark recognized that as crucial: the Shoshone had horses they would need to purchase.