- from Sacagawea
Sacagawea was born around 1790 in the eastern part of what is now the state of Idaho. She was one of the Lemhi Shoshone, or Snake People. They spent much of the year traveling in small groups.
Each group was a large family. The Shoshone mostly stayed in the mountains. That’s because whenever they wandered onto the plains, bigger, stronger groups of Crow and Blackfeet attacked them. The Shoshone were mostly peaceful. They had no contact with Europeans, so they had almost no guns.