The Sun Dance also reflects relationships with nature that are a characteristic of the Plains ethos, and includes symbolic representation of various animal species such as the eagle and the buffalo.
The people who lived west of the Rocky Mountains lived in roofless grass huts and hunted fish, birds, and rabbits.
The children liked their comfortable clothes because they were easy to play outside in. Despite this joyous family reunion, Sacagawea remained with the explorers for the trip west.
On April 7, Sacagawea, the baby and Charbonneau headed west with the 31 other Corps members. She dug up roots and found berries to help feed them. It is not known whether Lisette survived past infancy.
According to Dr. After returning Sacagawea and her husband to North Dakotathe remainder of the Corps arrived back in Missouri in late September, more than two years after they started their expedition.
Sacagawea gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Lisette, three years later.
During council meetings between Indian chiefs and the Corps where Shoshone was spoke, Sacagawea was used and valued as an interpreter. The men hunted and served as chiefs or leaders of their bands.