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By Emily Arnold Mccully

for so long as he can take into account, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau has been advised promising destiny lies prior to him. in spite of everything, his mom is the nice Sacagawea, who followed Lewis and Clark on their excursion of discovery. and because of his mom, Baptiste's existence adjustments ceaselessly whilst Captain Clark deals him an schooling within the bustling new urban of St. Louis.

There, his mom fees him to "learn every little thing" - interpreting, writing, languages, arithmetic. His existence turns into a whirl of recent studies: classes, duels, dances, elections. He makes pals 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 impression of what a few name "progress" at the land and at the those who have lived there for generations. And he needs to decide upon what course he'll take and what position he'll have in a speedily altering society.

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