By Emily Arnold Mccully

for so long as he can take into account, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau has been instructed promising destiny lies prior to him. in spite of everything, his mom is the good Sacagawea, who observed Lewis and Clark on their excursion of discovery. and because of his mom, Baptiste's lifestyles alterations perpetually while Captain Clark bargains him an schooling within the bustling new urban of St. Louis.

There, his mom fees him to "learn every thing" - examining, writing, languages, arithmetic. His existence turns into a whirl of recent stories: classes, duels, dances, elections. He makes associates and undertakes unforeseen trips to far away areas.

But he additionally witnesses the injustices Clark, as a US agent for Indian Affairs, forces upon the Osage, the Arikara, the Mandan, and such a lot of others. He sees the impact of what a few name "progress" at the land and at the those who have lived there for generations. And he needs to pick out what course he'll take and what position he'll have in a speedily altering society.

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