Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O'Dell
STREAMS TO THE RIVER, RIVER TO THE SEA was about a Shoshone girl named Sacagawea. It was an evening in late summer when Sacagawea was gathering berries with her cousin, Running Deer. A group of Minnetanees captured Running Deer and Sacagawea and killed many people from her village, including her mother. Sacagawea was taken to a village ruled by chief Black Moccasin. One day, she escaped and came upon a small island. As the nights grew colder, one morning she was rescued by a man named Toussaint Charbonneau. He married Sacagawea because he thought he had rescued her, even though Sacageawea didn't like him. After Sacageawea had a baby, two men named Lewis and Clark came to their camp. Sacagawea went along with the men, because they needed her to be their guide and interpret for them as they explored the Mississippi. Sacagawea went with them on foot, horseback, and by canoe, which was a four thousand mile journey. Lisa D.