Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Some Lewis And Clark History...!

Some things about the famous expedition we were never taught in school. This is one part about the trip you may not know.

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.


Chickenmom said...

Glad your Mom's visit went well. Maybe her doctor an give her some cough medicine? A spoonful of honey will help her throat.
An excellent book to read about Lewis and Clark is "Undaunted Courage" by
Steven Ambrose. Raining here - at least it's not snow - yet!

linda m said...

Once again I learned something new. I have never heard this part of her story before. Happy to hear that Mom's visit went okay and no bad news. Sure hope her cough goes away soon. Snowing here this morning. they say 1-3 inches. Bah Humbug!!! Snow and I don't get along. On that note I'll bring some donuts for us all.

JO said...

Good post, no I have never read or heard about this before either.

Glad you had good news yesterday about mom, hope the cough goes away soon.

We are in a heat wave this morning at 30 degrees.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
They did give us some pills to help the cough, but it hasn't so far. Still the same and maybe a little worse.
Hope the snow holds off for a bit for ya.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Linda...
I know what you mean about the snow. I don't care for it myself.
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Jo...
Seems to me that nothing the doctors are doing is helping much. Probably just frustration on my part.
Thanks for dropping by today, sweetie.