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Near Danner in Malheur County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau

Son of Sacajawea

— Feb. 11, 1805 - May 16, 1866 —

 
 
Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau Marker image. Click for full size.
March 20, 2016
1. Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau Marker
Inscription.  This plaque is dedicated as a memorial to Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau, whose personal life experience elevated him to national recognition in American History. He began his "Road of Life" on an epic journey westward. The youngest person accompanying the Lewis & Clark expedition, "Pomp was carried in a cradleboard by his mother Sacajawea, a Lemhi-Shoshome (Agai-dika).
Following the death of Sacajawea in 1812, young Pomp came under the guardianship of Captain William Clark and was schooled in St. Louis, Missouri. He spent six years in Europe and Africa. While abroad he learned to speak English, Spanish, German and French fluently, in addition to several native languages he already knew. During his stay overseas, he accompanied and was hosted by a German Royal family, the Wilhelm's of Wurttemberg. He then returned back to the states where he served as Alcalde of San Luis Rey, California.
His love for adventure and free spirit brought him full circle back to the natural wonders from whence he traveled as an infant child. As a guide he taught others to appreciate the natural beauty of this great nation.
We commemorate his
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triumph as a true example of adventure and freedom, a spirit that characterizes the great American West.
 
Erected 2000 by Lemhi-Shoshome Family Descendents; Citizens of Salmon River Country, Idaho; East Central Idaho Planning and Development Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesExplorationNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 11, 1805.
 
Location. 42° 57.118′ N, 117° 20.357′ W. Marker is near Danner, Oregon, in Malheur County. Marker is on Danner Loop Road near Old Ion Highway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jordan Valley OR 97910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (here, next to this marker).
 
Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
2. Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau Marker
The marker is on the right.
Jean Baptiste and his mother, Sacajawea, on the $1 U.S. Coin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Glenna Goodacre
3. Jean Baptiste and his mother, Sacajawea, on the $1 U.S. Coin
The Texan sculptor and designer Glenna Goodacre created the obverse of Sacajawea and "Pomp" for the $1 coin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 16, 2019.   2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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