It’s the late 1700’s, and a beautiful baby girl is born to a Shoshone Tribal Chief and his wife. The mother names the child Huichu, the Shoshone word for “Little Bird”. Join Huichu, later called Sacagawea (Bird Woman), as she endures the hardships of slavery and abuse, only to discover true self worth as a member of a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition into the western territory.
Native American language, legend and customs are woven into this meticulously researched tale of a brave, young Native American girl who was so instrumental in paving the way for the white man’s movement west. The events are real, the Native American legends have been passed down through the generations and the Shoshone language is authentic.
It is my sincere desire that by learning something about Sacagawea’s life, the reader will gain an appreciation of the hardships endured and the accomplishments made by women in the early years of our great nation, the United States of America.
Sandra Taylor-Miller is a retired educator and an award winning author. She is a graduate of Atlantic Christian (Barton) College in Wilson, NC where she earned her BS in Early Childhood Education. She later received her Masters in Elementary Education from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Sandra taught grades Kindergarten through eighth grade during her thirty years of service to the Martin County Board of Education in North Carolina. She is a double recipient of Who’s Who Among American Teachers.
Sandra’s first book, Are We There Yet? The Wright Brothers’ National Memorial Park, received the prestigious Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians, Inc. in 2004. This award was given to Mrs. Taylor-Miller for her “many valuable contributions to the collection, preservation and perpetuation of North Carolina’s rich history”.
Sandra and her husband, Roger, live in Williamston, North Carolina where she is a member of the Williamston Woman’s Club, the Martin County Arts Council and the First Christian Church.