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By Emily Arnold Mccully

for so long as he can take into accout, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau has been instructed promising destiny lies prior to him. in the end, his mom is the nice Sacagawea, who observed Lewis and Clark on their excursion of discovery. and because of his mom, Baptiste's existence 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 little thing" - examining, writing, languages, arithmetic. His existence turns into a whirl of recent studies: classes, duels, dances, elections. He makes neighbors and undertakes unforeseen trips to distant locations.

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 swiftly altering society.

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