You know all about the female guide Sacagawea, but here is a part of her history we never hear about.
Sacagawea reunited with her long lost brother during the journey.
One of the most legendary members of the Lewis and Clark expedition was Sacagawea, a teenaged Shoshone Indian who had been kidnapped from her tribe as an adolescent. Sacagawea, her husband and her newborn son first joined up with the explorers as they wintered at a Hidatsa-Mandan settlement in 1804, and she later served as an interpreter and occasional guide on their journey to the Pacific. During a run-in with a band of Shoshone in the summer of 1805, she famously discovered the tribe’s chief was none other than her long lost brother, whom she had not seen since her abduction five years earlier. The tearful reunion helped facilitate peaceful relations between the explorers and the Shoshone, allowing Lewis to procure much-needed horses for his trek over the Rockies.
See? There is always more to learn if you research deep enough. By the way, Mm's trip to the doctor didn't bring any bad news, but she still has a really bad cough.
Coffee in the kitchen this morning. Way too chilly on the patio.