The Long, Adventurous Life of Sacagawea's Son

by Frederick Taylor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 30/07/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781418445348

About the Book

Whatever happened to Sacagawea’s son? His mother became a legend. But the infant boy who also made the hazardous 1,900-mile journey to Oregon with the Lewis and Clark Expedition nearly disappeared from sight after their return. Yet he lived a long, adventurous life. Educated in St. Louis by William Clark, he spent six years in Europe as the ward of a German prince. Upon his return he joined the fur trade, working with the famous of the west--Jim Bridger, Tom Fitzpatrick, Kit Carson--a guide for the Mormon Battalion in its 1,100-mile march across the Southwest to California, the alcalde of Mission San Luis Rey, and a gold miner. He died, in a remote corner of Southeastern Oregon, at age 61.

About the Author

Frederick Taylor, a native Oregonian, spent 30 years as a reporter and editor with The Wall Street Journal, the last 14 as managing editor and then executive editor. As a reporter he wrote many of the long, front-page stories that have made The Journal famous. For 10 years after his retirement there he published and edited a weekly newspaper in Coquille, Oregon. He became interested in Sacagawea’s son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, when he discovered that, although Pomp lived a long, exciting life, he’d been only the subject of essays. Taylor thought he deserved more.

This book contains what he found.

Taylor lives with his wife, Georga, on the Southern Oregon coast.