Sacajawea - Study Guide Chapter 20 - Finding the Shoshones to Chapter 25 - Quamash Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 20 - Finding the Shoshones, Clark describes the initial contact between the expedition and the Shoshone or Snake Indians. It is clear the Shoshones do not want to interact with the strangers because they perceive them as dangerous. Eventually Lewis manages to overtake some fleeing women and children and befriends them. Shortly thereafter the local chief, Cameahwait, appears at the head of a large party of Indians. Cameahwait is cautious, believing the white men may be aligned with the enemies of the Snake Indians. In Chapter 21 - Reunion, Sacajawea relates how the rest of the expedition eventually caught up with Lewis's advance party. When Sacajawea arrives the Indians realize the expedition is in fact friendly; Sacajawea enjoys a very joyous reunion with Indians from her tribe—as yet, however...

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