Sacajawea

Sacajawea

by Anna L. Waldo, A. L. Waldo
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Sacajawea by Anna L. Waldo, A. L. Waldo

Clad in a doeskin, alone and unafraid, she stood straight and proud before the onrushing forces of America's destiny: Sacajawea, child of a Shoshoni chief, lone woman on Lewis and Clark's historic trek — beautiful spear of a dying nation.

She knew many men, walked many miles. From the whispering prairies, across the Great Divide to the crystal capped Rockies and on to the emerald promise of the Pacific Northwest, her story over flows with emotion and action ripped from the bursting fabric of a raw new land.

Ten years in the writing, SACAJAWEA unfolds an immense canvas of people and events, and captures the eternal longings of a woman who always yearned for one great passion — and always it lay beyond the next mountain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380842933
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/28/1984
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 1424
Sales rank: 151,808
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.92(d)

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Sacajawea 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
BanbaOir More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when it came out back in 1984 I beleive. I was a bit hesitant at first, not only because of its size, nearly 1500 pages, but the typeset was soooooo tiny,...but I never in my life read a book so rapidly and so completely obsessed. I have read and re-read my copies so much they are falling apart, and am ordering yet again to just have a copy that is intact. If ever this had come out in Hardcover, it would have been well worth the investment.
trippnmama More than 1 year ago
Don't let the length of this book scare you off. It is wonderfully written and a very fast read. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. History in novel form is a fantastic way to learn something without being dry. The character development, the style of writing is wonderful. The true journal entries at the the beginning of each chapter hook you into reading all night long. Don't miss this one. I read this back in the 70's and have now read it again 30 years later. This is on my top 5 of all time.
KarenVO More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I read it many years ago and could never find my hard copy, so I got it for my Nook. That too is a delightful way to read a book! It is hard to comprehend that Sacajawea was only about 14 or 15 years old when she made this trek to the Pacific Ocean. The story moves well and I stayed very interested.
harmonytx444 More than 1 year ago
Like some of the others who reviewed this book, I was a bit hesitant when I first decided to read it because of how long it is....but I'm so glad I did not let that stop me. I only wish we could really know for sure how her life ended because of the historical uncertainty that has never been absolutely determined....but I prefer to chose the version where she lived to be a wise old woman with loving family around her in her final days... This is one of the finest novels I've ever had the pleasure of reading. By all means, buy it and take the time to read it, I feel very certain you will be glad you did....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I became interested in learning more about Sacajawea after seeing the movie Night at the Museum. It is evident that much research and leg work went into the writing of this novel....so much history! Like other reviewers, I too was intimidated by the length of this book at first but the writer keeps you captivated all the way through. All young Americans, especially girls should know the story of Sacajawea and how important she was to the expansion of this country. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the Book!!! It was a great story and captivated me the whole time I read it Don't let size discourage you!!! All the time I spent reading it was worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will change your life. I love to read and no other book I have ever read has compared to this one. I first read this book in 1989 and have read it at least 4 times since then and I just ordered a new one because the old one was falling a part. Sacajawea is my hero and an American Hero. She does not get the credit she deserves. I guarantee you will not be able to put this book down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 13 and it took me 4 days to read this book. I loved it, and i reccomend it to everyone!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book safe for children to read?Please answer honestly!
M-M_Joy More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to see this book available in e-book form. I have the original paperback. It's too fat to hold open so I have never been able to read past the first couple hundred pages. A fascinating book that I can now read comfortably.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i also i have read through this book about 4 or 5 times, and i am going to order a new one because mine is falling apart also.. i can't stop reading it. a very inspiring book. i'd love to see a new movie based on her life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It has given me a whole new perspective and respect for all those Americans-native and *****wise-who explored, charted and settled this beautiful land of ours. Yeah, sounds corny? But thats the kind of awe and respect this book actually inspires.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first, I was a little indimidated by the size of the book, but once I started it, I got into it so much, I had little else to think about.. I read it at school, read it while the tv was on.. I read it all the time. If you want to read it, I'm warning you, you'll get hooked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...you will get so wrapped up in this book, you'll wish it were longer. I read this one years ago and became completely engrossed in anything to do with Native Americans. I am so happy to see that this one is still in print. Too many great historical fiction novels I read years ago are out of print. I'd love to have this one in hardcover, but it would probably weigh 20 lbs! BUY IT! READ IT! Be amazed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHEN I OPENED THIS LARGE WRITTEN BOOK, I THOUGHT NO WAY WILL I FINISH IT. PAGE 1, I DISSAPEARED AND APPEARED AGAIN 4 MONTHS LATER WITH TEARS IN MY EYES. YOU ARE CAPTIVATED THROUGH OUT AND NOT BEING ABLE TO COMPREHEND HOW SHE SURVIVED SUCH A LIFE SHE LEAD.the sad part was, the book ended. i wish sacajawea was here now among us, what a great women who cared so much of others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much, although it took me a little longer to read it, It was always very hard to put down. I also found strengths I could relate to and enjoyed reading about the voyage of the Lewis and Clark expedition, because it hit so close to home (literally). I highly recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was outstanding!! Even though the length is usually a turn off to a student who needs to spend ample time studying, not reading non-required books ;), I loved this book so much I could not put it down! I would reccomend this book to anyone; everyone can relate to the heroine in some aspect throughout the course of this book. I also like the way the author referred at the beginning of each chapter to the historical references, and I enjoyed her version of the ending of Sacajaweas life, where she used what information she had, and her imagination. An excellent, excellent book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many books in my 54 years, and I can say this is the very best one I've ever read. I have read it over and over again. I'll say maybe 6 or 7 times. Everytime I do read it, I find something I missed the previous times. I Recommend it highly.
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This book is such a great read its so easy to get lost into it and to lose yourself into the book. I don't think anyone else can do a better job of writing wbout this wounderful historic lady.
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C-Hope More than 1 year ago
The story of Sacajawea is historically documented throughout, yet written as a novel that has kept me up several nights! It is longer than I had expected but when we come to the end I will be disappointed to leave this very interesting lady behind.
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GrammaAncy More than 1 year ago
This book is so hard to put down. Totally interesting thruout. Wonderful story of the hardships of being a  female Indian.  Without Sacajewa being included in the expedition with Lewis & Clark, many if not all of the  people would have died. Very educational, with all the descriptions of the various tribes and cultures.  A must  read for anyone interested in American history.