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Sacajawea Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 15 - Difficulties Through Chapter 19 - What Do You Call Us? Summary

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Chapter 15 - Difficulties Through Chapter 19 - What Do You Call Us? Summary

In Chapter 15 - Difficulties, Sacajawea discusses some of the voyage's various difficulties in the early portion of the expedition. The chapter opens with an Indian fable about the Gods turning an ocean into a river so that the people would be able to catch fish without so much difficulty. Sacajawea relates how a dog became lost and then found, how various craft were sunk, and how equipment was lost or damaged. On one occasion a buffalo stampedes through camp ruining some items. On other occasions bear menaced the voyage. And then Sacajawea becomes seriously ill. In Chapter 16 - The Great Falls, Clark describes reaching a series of waterfalls on the river that pose a significant roadblock to the expedition. While the group begins the portage around the...

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