Unformatted text preview: people; one of them was Toussaint Charbonneau, a French-Canadian fur trapper who lended us his wife Sacagawea, a Shoshone Indian who served as a vital guide for our expedition. Without her I don’t even know how we would have made it this far. A miracle happened while we were trying to trade horses for out trip to the mountains. It just so happened that Sacagawea was the sister of the Chief of the Shoshone. It was a heart-warming experience, as Sacagawea who was taken prisoner for quite sometime, got to rejoin with her long lost brother. Other interesting things we encountered were the many species of animals we saw during the trip. One of them was “the black tailed prairie dog,” which resembled a very large hamster-like rodent. We also brought many botanicals and minerals with us for the trip back home. Overall the trip was a very interesting experience, and I feel honored to have made this trip, alive.-Sincerely Lewis Clark...
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- Spring '10
- Lewis and Clark Expedition, Indian tribes, Sacagawea, hostile Indian tribes, different Indian tribes, French-Canadian fur trapper