The lost journals of Sacajewea : a novel

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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2023.
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244 pages : 23 cm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2023.


"'In my seventh winter, when my head only reached my Appe’s rib, a White Man came into camp. Bare trees scratched sky. Cold was endless. He moved through trees like strikes of sunlight. My Bia said he came with bad intentions, like a Water Baby’s cry.' Among the most memorialized women in American history, Sacajewea served as interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery. In this visionary novel, acclaimed Indigenous author Debra Magpie Earling brings this mythologized figure vividly to life, casting unsparing light on the men who brutalized her and recentering Sacajewea as the arbiter of her own history. Raised among the Lemhi Shoshone, in this telling the young Sacajewea is bright and bold, growing strong from the hard work of 'learning all ways to survive': gathering berries, water, roots, and wood; butchering buffalo, antelope, and deer; catching salmon and snaring rabbits; weaving baskets and listening to the stories of her elders. When her village is raided and her beloved Appe and Bia are killed, Sacajewea is kidnapped and then gambled away to Charbonneau, a French Canadian trapper. Heavy with grief, Sacajewea learns how to survive at the edge of a strange new world teeming with fur trappers and traders. When Lewis and Clark’s expedition party arrives, Sacajewea knows she must cross a vast and brutal terrain with her newborn son, the white man who owns her, and a company of men who wish to conquer and commodify the world she loves." --book jacket


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Earling, D. M. (2023). The lost journals of Sacajewea: a novel (First edition.). Milkweed Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Earling, Debra Magpie. 2023. The Lost Journals of Sacajewea: A Novel. Milkweed Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Earling, Debra Magpie. The Lost Journals of Sacajewea: A Novel Milkweed Editions, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Earling, Debra Magpie. The Lost Journals of Sacajewea: A Novel First edition., Milkweed Editions, 2023.

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