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They used Sacagawea to interpret and discovered that the tribe's chief, Cameahwait, was her brother.Lewis recorded their reunion in his journal: Shortly after Capt.When they descended into the more temperate regions on the other side, Sacagawea helped to find and cook camas roots to help them regain their strength.As the expedition approached the mouth of the Columbia River on the Pacific Coast, Sacagawea gave up her beaded belt to enable the captains to trade for a fur robe they wished to give to President Thomas Jefferson.
They agreed to hire Charbonneau as an interpreter because they discovered his wife spoke Shoshone, and they knew they would need the help of Shoshone tribes at the headwaters of the Missouri.
Clark and other European Americans nicknamed the boy "Little Pomp" or "Pompy." In April, the expedition left Fort Mandan and headed up the Missouri River in pirogues." They had to be poled against the current and sometimes pulled from the riverbanks.
On May 14, 1805, Sacagawea rescued items that had jumped out of a capsized boat, including the journals and records of Lewis and Clark.
Sacagawea traveled with the expedition thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, and helped establish cultural contacts with Native American populations, in addition to her contributions to the natural history.
For the Hewlett-Packard processor, see HP Sacajawea. For other uses, see Sacagawea (disambiguation)., Sakakawea or Sacajawea May 1788 – December 20, 1812) was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who is known for her help to the Lewis and Clark Expedition in achieving their chartered mission objectives by exploring the Louisiana Territory.The Shoshone agreed to barter horses to the group, and to provide guides to lead them over the cold and barren Rocky Mountains.