In the early 1800s, Lewis and Clark were commissioned by Thomas Jefferson to explore the land west of the Mississippi River and hopefully find a water route to the Pacific Ocean.
Parents are the first and foremost educators of their children.
Sacajawea became part of the expedition when her French-Canadian trader husband was hired to be an interpreter for Lewis and Clark. Before visiting the Sacajawea Interpretative, Cultural and Educational Center, I knew of this female warrior by name only. I had little understanding of Sacajawea’s importance and strength.
While small, the interpretative center gives you an educational insight into Sacajawea’s life, her integral contribution to the success of the Lewis And Clark Corps of Discovery expedition, and the perspective of her people and their Salmon and Lemhi River Country.
Be present with the kids, engage in their curiosities, pursue their passions, and interact with them at the moment.
There is a great workbook for kids (access online) where you can learn more about the Sacajawea, the expedition and her people with fun activities like crack the codes, learn Indian Hand Talk. and make your own tipi.
The Center’s engaging scavenger hunt is a great way for kids to learn more about this region. It was a fun learning experience that helped our girls to connect with life back in the mining days.