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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.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
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 triumph as a true example of adventure and freedom, a spirit that characterizes the great American West.
 
Erected 2000 by Lemhi-Shoshome Family Descendents;
Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
2. Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau Marker
The marker is on the right.
Citizens of Salmon River Country, Idaho; East Central Idaho Planning and Development Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
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.
 
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).
 
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Jean Baptiste and his mother, Sacajawea, on the $1 U.S. Coin image. Click for full size.
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3. Jean Baptiste and his mother, Sacajawea, on the $1 U.S. Coin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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