Synopses & Reviews
They Call Me Sacagawea is rich and classic storytelling. The history of the astounding expedition of Lewis and Clark leaps off the page when told here by their teenage Shoshone interpreter - Sacagawea. Readers learn about this young mother's extraordinary travels with the celebrated Corps of Discovery and gain detailed insight into native traditions and life ways through unforgettable images and a beautifully presented story based on oral traditions, scholarly research, and historical anecdotes.
"Joyce has offered a text about my great-great-grandmother, Sacagawea, in a way that held my attention. It gave me the feeling that I was an invisible observer."
-Saundra Todd, descendant of Sacagawea
"Through her knowledge and experience, Sacagawea alone deserves the most credit for the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition. I fully endorse They Call Me Sacagawea as showing the great part this Indian woman played in our American epic."
-Leonard E. Barnes, Jr., great-great-grandson of Patrick Gass, Sgt., Lewis & Clark Expedition
The history of the astounding expedition of Lewis and Clark leaps off the page when told here by their teenage Shoshone interpreter-Sacagawea.
About the Author
Joyce Badgley Hunsaker
is an award-winning historical interpreter, storyteller, and author who currently resides in Kanab, Utah. Her thoughtful and carefully researched programs have won her national acclaim as both actress and historian. She has performed across the country in schools, museums, on national television and radio, as well as for Disney, with the NBA Portland Trailblazers, at the 2002 Winter Olympics, and at the Smithsonian Institution.
Her family bloodlines include Cherokee and Sioux, English, French, and Scots-Irish. Several tribes have honored her with ceremonial names.
Joyce's book Sacagawea Speaks: Beyond the Shining Mountains with Lewis & Clark was honored as 2001 History Book of the Year by ForeWord magazine.