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A Name of Her Own

Jane Kirkpatrick

During the furtrapping era of the early 1800's, Marie Dorion refuses to be left behind in St. Louis when her husband heads West. Faced with hostile landscapes, an untried expedition leader, and her volatile husband, Marie finds that the daring act she hoped would bring her family together may, in the end, tear them apart. History records that on the journey, Marie may have briefly met Sacajawea, the famous interpreter who accompanied Lewis and Clark. She too was married to a mixedblood man of French Canadian and Native American descent, and was raising a son in a white world. In this imaginative retelling the two women forge a friendship that will uphold Marie long after they part, even as she fights for her children's very survival. Her story reminds us that women are bound together in history, now and forever.

During the furtrapping era of the early 1800's, Marie Dorion refuses to be left behind in St. Louis when her husband heads West. Faced with hostile landscapes, an untried expedition leader, and her volatile husband, Marie finds that the daring act she hoped would bring her family together may, in the end, tear them apart. History records that on the journey, Marie may have briefly met Sacajawea, the famous interpreter who accompanied Lewis and Clark. She too was married to a mixedblood man of French Canadian and Native American descent, and was raising a son in a white world. In this imaginative retelling the two women forge a friendship that will uphold Marie long after they part, even as she fights for her children's very survival. Her story reminds us that women are bound together in history, now and forever.
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During the furtrapping era of the early 1800's, Marie Dorion refuses to be left behind in St. Louis when her husband heads West. Faced with hostile landscapes, an untried expedition leader, and her volatile husband, Marie finds that the daring act she hoped would bring her family together may, in the end, tear them apart. History records that on the journey, Marie may have briefly met Sacajawea, the famous interpreter who accompanied Lewis and Clark. She too was married to a mixedblood man of French Canadian and Native American descent, and was raising a son in a white world. In this imaginative retelling the two women forge a friendship that will uphold Marie long after they part, even as she fights for her children's very survival. Her story reminds us that women are bound together in history, now and forever.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephanie Brush

Length:

13h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

51:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

48:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

51:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

50:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:52