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Meet Amazing Americans Adventurers & Explorers Meriwether Lewis & William Clark
Black and white painting of Sacagawea standing on a hilltop
Sacagawea was happy to see her brother, Chief Cameahwait

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Lewis and Clark Meet the Shoshone

Finally, on August 17, 1805, the rest of the Corps arrived. Sacagawea and another member of the Corps were the first to see Lewis and the Shoshone. Sacagawea recognized the area as her home and now she recognized this band of Shoshone as her people. In fact, Chief Cameahwait was her brother! Everyone celebrated this lucky coincidence. They even named the meeting place Camp Fortunate. Now Lewis and Clark could continue their expedition with Shoshone horses.

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