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Chief Cameahwait

Cameahwait was the Shoshone chief.  When the Corps came around them he sat Clark down on a white robe and tied white shells resembling pearls in Clark's red hair.  Then the men took off their moccasins and smoked the pipe that went around as a sign of peace.  When they held a council they had Sacagawea interpret.  But then she jumped up and hugged Cameahwait.  In turned out that the Chief was her brother.  That is when Sacagawea found out that everyone in her family except her brother and her nephew had died.  The Chief promised to trade for horses and that was a big help to the Corps.

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Alana J. White