Item #64543 The Lost Journals of Sacajewea: A Novel. Debra Magpie Earling.

The Lost Journals of Sacajewea: A Novel

Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2023. First edition. Hardcover. 244pp. Octavo [22cm]. Green paper over boards; title stamped in gilt on spine. New / New. Item #64543
ISBN: 9781571311450

"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.
An astonishing work of art and a powerful tale of perseverance--the Indigenous woman's story that hasn't been told."

Price: $26.00

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