Joseph Bruchac


A novel of the Shoshone woman’s epic journey with Lewis and Clark from an American Book Award winner: “A grand adventure . . . not to be missed.” —Kirkus Reviews
Captured by her enemies, married to a foreigner, and a mother at age sixteen, Sacajawea lived a life of turmoil and change. Then in 1804, the mysterious young Shoshone woman known as Bird Woman met Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Acting as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide, Sacajawea bravely embarked on an epic journey that altered history forever. 
In this novel her extraordinary story is told in alternating chapters by both Sacajawea and by William Clark, including parts of Clark’s original diaries. From a winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Native Writers Circle of The Americas, it also includes a map showing Lewis and Clark’s trail. 
“Bruchac’s fascinating story of the life of the woman who was pivotal to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition is an outstanding example of historical fiction told from multiple perspectives.” —School Library Journal
“The author adheres closely to journals kept by members of the expedition, creating characters who are both lifelike and compelling.” —Publishers Weekly
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