Sacagawea is a large-size picture book biography of the well-known historical figure that made a significant contribution to the Lewis and Clark expedition. Kidnapped at age 11 the girl was later sold to a fur trade when she was a teenager. She assisted the Lewis and Clark team as the guide and the author Lise Erdrich introduces young children to this remarkable woman's life. A time line, a map, and a brief bibliography follow the story. Colourful illustrations by Julie Buffalohead will engage and inform young readers. ATOS Reading Level: 5; Reading Level: 5; Lexile Measure: 840.
Sacajawea: The Story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition is an engaging historical novel about the famous Shoshone teen who, at age sixteen, is asked to join Lewis and Clark in their expedition to explore the land from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. As a translator, peacemaker, caretaker, and guide, this remarkable person makes this endeavour possible. Lexile Level: 840; Guided Reading Level: Y; DRA Level: 60
Zeese Papanikolas undertakes a dramatic retelling of Shoshoni creation stories and examines, along with other topics, the mythologies embedded in the â€œDream Mineâ€ of Mormon folklore, the heroic images of cowboys and Wobblies, the MX missile, the dark side of Oz, and the Las Vegas of tourists, dam builders, and gamblers.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Essie's Story: The Life and Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher is the life history of Esther Burnett Horne told in collaboration with anthropologist Sally McBeth. Esther Horne (Essie) is a descendent of famed Shoshone guide Sacajawea. Essie attributes some of her success as an educator to the role model provided by Sacajawea. Essie was born in 1909, attended the Haskell Indian Institute in Kansas, and became a teacher at Indian boarding schools/residential schools.