Sacagawea and the Skeleton Trail
In “Sacagawea and the Skeleton Trail”, young American Indian mother, Sacagawea, finds concern, humor, and tremendous irony while assisting the Lewis and Clark Expedition in its journey to the Pacific Ocean and back. More
Young American Indian mother, Sacagawea, finds concern, humor, and tremendous irony while assisting the Lewis and Clark Expedition in its journey to the Pacific Ocean and back. One moment, she was a young expectant mother, the next, a guide on what would prove to be a remarkable and historic trek through the North American wilderness.
Told through Sacagawea’s voice, “Sacagawea and the Skeleton Trail” begins with the surprise and mystery of seeing York, the lone black man on the trip and the first to ever travel that far into what were then remote and uncharted lands, and ends with the sad realization that life as the young women’s people had known it for so long, would soon be a shell, a skeleton, of what it once was.
Consider the absurdities Sacagawea faced, and how she handled them: She must have smiled discretely as an expedition member got chased by a grizzly bear, and certainly struggled to control her laughter when a portable metal-frame boat disintegrated and sank minutes after being launched into water. She burst with joy upon a surprise meeting with her brother, and had to have felt great sadness upon traveling through her childhood homelands, but not being able to stay there with her family members.
Author Greg Minster (age 59) uses his thirty plus years as an independent sales representative, where he earned his living reading and interpreting the thoughts of his customers, to put together this realistic, and in truth, also very possible, work of historic fiction.
The author writes for fun--which will be obvious in this story. He lives in Sheboygan, WI, with his teenage daughter.
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