Sacajawea Captured by her enemies married to a foreigner and a mother at age sixteen Sacajawea lived a life of turmoil and change Then in the mysterious young Shoshone woman met Meriwether Lewis and W
  • Title: Sacajawea
  • Author: Joseph Bruchac
  • ISBN: 9780547351063
  • Page: 476
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 met Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Acting as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide, Sacajawea bravely embarked on an epic journey that altered history forever Hear her extraordinary story, in the vCaptured 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 met Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Acting as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide, Sacajawea bravely embarked on an epic journey that altered history forever Hear her extraordinary story, in the voices of Sacajawea and William Clark in alternating chapters, with selections from Clark s original diaries.
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    1. Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished He, his younger sister Margaret, and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, continue to work extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills, including performing traditional and contemporary Abenaki music with the Dawnland Singers He holds a B.A from Cornell University, an M.A in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio His work as a educator includes eight years of directing a college program for Skid College inside a maximum security prison With his wife, Carol, he is the founder and Co Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center and The Greenfield Review Press He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary poetry and fiction, including Songs from this Earth on Turtle s Back, Breaking Silence winner of an American Book Award and Returning the Gift His poems, articles and stories have appeared in over 500 publications, from American Poetry Review, Cricket and Aboriginal Voices to National Geographic, Parabola and Smithsonian Magazine He has authored than 70 books for adults and children, including The First Strawberries, Keepers of the Earth co authored with Michael Caduto , Tell Me a Tale, When the Chenoo Howls co authored with his son, James , his autobiography Bowman s Store and such novels as Dawn Land, The Waters Between, Arrow Over the Door and The Heart of a Chief Forthcoming titles include Squanto s Journey Harcourt , a picture book, Sacajawea Harcourt , an historical novel, Crazy Horse s Vision Lee Low , a picture book, and Pushing Up The Sky Dial , a collection of plays for children His honors include a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry, the Cherokee Nation Prose Award, the Knickerbocker Award, the Hope S Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children s Literature and both the 1998 Writer of the Year Award and the 1998 Storyteller of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, Joe Bruchac has performed widely in Europe and throughout the United States from Florida to Hawaii and has been featured at such events as the British Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee He has been a storyteller in residence for Native American organizations and schools throughout the continent, including the Institute of Alaska Native Arts and the Onondaga Nation School He discusses Native culture and his books and does storytelling programs at dozens of elementary and secondary schools each year as a visiting author.

    2. I really, really wanted to like this , but given the constant switching of perspectives and the author s writing style, this book provided a lot of well documented information in the form of fiction, but not much else Maybe if I d read it as a child I would have like it .

    3. In this book the author starts off the story with Sacajawea being a baby.When Sacajawea turns 10 she got kidnapped by the Hidatsa Indians I personally thought it was okay I would give it a 3 out of 5, because it was absolutely descriptive, but at the same time boring and exhausting to read It requires loads of deep thinking, several questions, and an incredible understanding This book was kind of hard for me to understand and it took me time to do so I would recommend this book to a 7th or 8th g [...]

    4. This was an interesting book Told from the alternating perspectives of Sacajawea and William Clark, it chronicles the journey of Lewis and Clark to the Pacific I cannot say much about the story, since it was true The writing was engaging and the story well depicted It did make me sad, though, about Lewis death at the end, and I didn t like Charbonneau much at all It was awkward that Sacajawea was braver than her husband But, like I said, the author cannot be blamed much for this, since he based [...]

    5. Beautiful, beautiful writing from J Bruchac, as always Sacajawea s story is told from alternating viewpoints, hers as well as William Clark s Actual correspondence or diary entries introduce Clarks entries and tribal tales introduce Sacajawea s entries The storyline is easy to follow as it is being told to Pomp, Sacajawea s son by her husband who was also on the journey.Fans of historical and or American Indian fiction will enjoy this story.

    6. I ve always been obsessed over Sacajawea Since I was a little kid she has been my favorite historical person to study.

    7. I m fudging a little here as this is a fictionalized account of Sacajawea and her part in the Lewis and Clark expedition However, Bruchac did extensive research and drew very heavily on journals of the expedition as well as consulting Native sources, including modern relatives of Sacajawea So I m going to count it.I feel very foolish reading this book I knew next to nothing about the Lewis and Clark expedition and even less about Sacajawea She was captured around 12 years old and taken captive w [...]

    8. This detailed biography is told in a way that really shows Sacajawea s role in the expedition Even though I was taught that she carried her baby along the way, I never understood the implications of that reality After reading this, I now recognize that I was definitely taught the white history of this story, which left out a lot of important information.

    9. Told in two points of view in alternate chapters, _Sacajawea_ consists of stories told to her young son Pomp by her and by William Clark, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Missouri River Valley and the way west to the Pacific Ocean Bruchac uses traditional Indian storytelling style and begins each of Sacajawea s chapters with a traditional legend, often featuring the trickster, Coyote Each of Clark s chapters begins with an excerpt from his actual diary Together [...]

    10. Sacajawea was a young Shoshone Native American who was born in the late 1780s When she was ten she was kidnapped by a raiding group of Hidatsa Indians and was taken away from her tribe She got married to a french canadian fur trader named Toussaint Charbonneau, who later on became a nuisance to the Lewis and Clark expedition He was hired by them to translate Indian languages but Sacajawea did most of the work and went above and beyond by doing a bunch of helpful things without getting paid to Ch [...]

    11. I think this book would be a great tool to incorporate both the sujects of Langauge Arts and History in a classroom of students Since this story is written with Sacajawea, Louis, and Clark all having their own part in speaking as the narrator, I think this book would be excellent in evaluating character analysis in a classroom By reading each historical figure s parts, students can write upon each character s motives, goals, characteristics, and admirable qualities Also, since most of the time I [...]

    12. Well, this audio book was so so The narrator doing Sacajawea s part was highly annoying I did enjoy learning about her part in the Lewis and Clark expedition, so it was worthwhile in the end.

    13. Title SacajaweaAuthor Joseph BruchacGenre Historical FictionTheme s Louisiana Purchase, Louis and Clark s expedition, Native AmericansOpening line sentence First born son, how has your day been Brief Book Summary The story of the famous Louis and Clark expedition is told from the point of view of both Sacajawea and William Clark The author remains true to the events of one of the most important American history events, and gives the reader two different insights Excerpts from William Clark s jou [...]

    14. Sacajawea, by Joseph Bruchac, is one of those books that happened to surprised me I was expecting a book all about Sacajawea in your face writing about Sacajawea Even the cover gives that impression I was wrong in such thinking Don t judge this book by the cover it gives it no justice.I felt like I was sitting around a camp fire with William Clark and a child, then in the alternating chapters in a tent watching Sacajawea about her tasks as she talks to the child It was an interesting voice to be [...]

    15. I think judging by the other reviews here, I think it s good that I listened to the audiobook version Read by a woman for Sacajawea s chapters, and a man for William Clark s chapters, it made it quite interesting, and alive The chapters and perspectives alternated and each started with either a Native American story or an excerpt from Clark s journal I would say it is geared toward the younger reader, but I enjoyed it just as much as an adult I really learned a lot about the Corps of Discovery a [...]

    16. First book I read in preparation for an upcoming trip on the Lewis and Clark trail I enjoyed the storytelling style Great introduction to an interesting woman.

    17. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing no rithmatic , movies, TV Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here.I rated this novel wartyTsakakawias had many variations on her name, which wasn t her original Shoshoni name anyway, but since, as far as I can tell, Tsakakawias is closest to her native name the one she became most commonly known by in her own time that [...]

    18. This feels like something you might be forced to read in an American History class The writing was clinical and gives the illusion of vavacity, but its cold and lifeless The themes and character motivations really bothered me in this Sacajawea is essential a kidnap victim but that fact is completely glossed over No Native in this entire story has any qualms about what Lewis and Clark were doing There was a very give us your whiskey and smallpox infested blankets feel.

    19. Sacajawea was a 16 year old girl who was captured at a young age and taken captive from her homeland She belonged to the Shoshone Tribe until then Once captured, she became of the Hidatsa Tribe, but she had promised never to forget who she really was Soon, Lewis and Clark came about and found her, and she joined with them on their expedition Sacajawea was seen as an interpreter along with other valuable characteristics that would prove worthy along the trip.As the expedition was sailing upriver, [...]

    20. Each chapter alternates in the viewpoint of Capt Clark and Sacajawea as the story of their journey being told to Sacajawea s Firstborn Son as she refers to him and Pomp as Clark refers to him Though Pomp never has a first person voice, his questions are brought up and answered by Clark or Sacajawea I don t particularly care for alternating viewpoint chapters, but I got used to it as the author gives information of the journey to capture the reader Of course it s not as detailed as the field not [...]

    21. Although Sacajawea was an important member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, not too much is known about her life The documents with details about her and her life are written by others So although they can tell you things she did, her reactions to different situations, without any accounts from Sacajawea herself, no one will ever truly know what Sacajawea thought.The book has the chapters switching from the perspective of Sacajawea and William Clark I think that Joseph Bruchac did well with th [...]

    22. This book was really good and I really enjoyed this book I would recommend this book to all of my peers and friends if they want a good non fiction book and adventurous.

    23. Sacajawea is only 14 when she and her husband are asked to join the Lewis and Clark expedition to the West to explore the Louisiana Purchase As a young girl Sacajawea is stolen from her tribe and becomes a slave, later purchased by her husband who is portrayed as a fool The book is told to Sacajawea s young son by Sacajawea and Clark The expedition is an amazing travel experience, trying to prepare the Indians for Americans soon to come and trying to get the Indians to have peace among them The [...]

    24. I love this author s writing and I m fascinated by this period of American history, so I really enjoyed learning about Lewis and Clark s journey My one issue, though, is that things were skipped over so much One of the two narrators would say something like we didn t know that the next 15 days were going to be such a horrible, torturous journey and that would make me think we were going to get some detail on that journey through the mountains But the very next page or paragraph would be somethi [...]

    25. This is a good book about the exploration after Thomas Jefferson had purchased acres of land from the French Sacajawea, the Indian woman accompanies the white men in their expedition and taught them the ways of survival in the mountains and wild Also the book is about the hardships of the Indians and how they were ran out of their own land by the white men Nearing the end of the book Sacajawea lives a successful life with her husband Charbonneau and their child Jean, they all lived in St Louis l [...]

    26. Sacajawea is amazing.This book is very inspirational What she had to go through to get to her family is unbearable SPOILERS 1 Sacajawea had a son named Pomp witch I never knew.2 Sacajawea was taken away from her family by the Black feet indians also what I never knew.Sacajawea was recommended to me by Hanna Thank you Sacajawea would be a great book for anybody who likes nonfiction,adventure, and to learn about different tribes Really this book might have had a cliffhanger ending but the book was [...]

    27. I d never even contemplated American history before very snobbish of me and although I m still very new to the history of America, it s something I m really enjoying and would like to devote time to I loved this story because story it ultimately is but the history behind it is fascinating and tragic and shrouded in so much mystery it makes me want to know about the native Americans and their place in American history.

    28. Sacajawea by Joseph Bruchac is a fictionalized account of the Lewis and Clark Expedition This story is told from the points of view of Sacajawea and William Clark Bruchac includes excerpts from Lewis and Clark s actual diaries Overall, I believe that this is a great historical fiction book which allows the young readers to explore the adventures of Lewis and Clark and their encounter with Sacajawea.

    29. Very well written and informative story Loved the Sacajawea chapters the best The chapters alternate between she and Captain William Clark s story of their historic trip together they are telling it to Sacajawea s young son I have read many stories of Sacajawea, this is one of my favorites.

    30. Amazing I absolutely loved this book It is an easy read and a great starting point for a study of Western Expansion I followed it up with National Geographic s 60 minute Lewis and Clark documentary which provided vivid reenactments of some of the most thrilling experiences on their journey This is one if the greatest adventure stories ever told

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