Read A Promising Life: Coming of Age with America Online Free - For as long as he can remember, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau has been told that a promising future lies ahead of him. After all, his mother is the great Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition of discovery. And thanks to his mother, Baptiste's life changes forever when Captain Clark offers him an education in the bustling new city of St. Louis.
There, his mother charges him to "learn everything" - reading, writing, languages, mathematics. His life becomes a whirl of new experiences: lessons, duels, dances, elections. He makes friends and undertakes unexpected journeys to far-off places.
But he also witnesses the injustices Clark, as a US agent for Indian Affairs, forces upon the Osage, the Arikara, the Mandan, and so many others. He sees the effect of what some call "progress" on the land and on the people who have lived there for generations. And he must choose what path he will take and what place he will have in a rapidly changing society.
|Title||:||A Promising Life: Coming of Age with America|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
September 22, 2017
Fictional story of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, son of Sakawea. Clark promised to educate him, so his parents left him in St. Louis and went back up river. He went on to graduate from St. Louis Academy, found by Dubourg. (It is eventually SLU.) Only occasionally did Clark send for him to talk. He d...
October 16, 2017
Interesting perspective on someone I knew little about, the son born to Sacajawea during the Lewis and Clark Expedition named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Nice bibliography but was disappointed that his life after returning to America was short changed.
August 17, 2017
November 02, 2017
I'm only here to offset the five-star rating given this book by family members of the author, who somehow are missing the "Comment" and "Flag" sections.