Sacagawea went into labor! This was a very exciting for we have all grown very fond of Sacagawea and had begun to look forward to having her little one on the trip. Her labor was long and hard and we were all getting worried that something might be wrong with her. I was by her side for most of the time just talking to her and holding her hand when she had a painful contraction. The captains were fretting and pacing about as if they were waiting for their child to be born. One of the french traders living in the Mandan village suggested that we feed Sacagawea a little bit of rattlesnake rattle. Captain Lewis slipped a little bit into a cup of water and gave it to Sacagawea and just minutes after, Sacagawea gave birth. Its a boy!!! he was named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Captain Clark called him Pomp, it stuck.
Sacagawea and Pomp ☝