was Jean Baptiste Charbonneau?
- Parents: Toussaint
Charbonneau and his wife Sacagawea.
- Lived from 1805
- Was 55 days old
when the Corps left Fort Mandan with him strapped to his mother's
- Nickname: Pompy.
This seems to have come from Capt. William Clark, but no one is sure
what it meant.
- Lived with Capt.
William Clark in St. Louis, to attend school, from age 6 to age 18.
- Went to Europe
until he was 24 years old, as a guest of German prince Maximilian
- After returning
to the U.S. in 1829, he worked as a guide and mountain man, and was
known to recite Shakespeare around mountain campfires.
- Worked with Kit
Carson, and guided John C. Frémont.
- Died of illness
on his way to Montana to join its gold rush, and was buried in Oregon.
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