Albert Furtwangler is a retired professor of English (Mount Allison University in eastern Canada) and the author of several books in American history, including three about explorers and early settlers in the Pacific Northwest. He now lives in Salem.
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (1805-1866)
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau is remembered primarily as the son of Sacagawea. His father, Toussaint Charbonneau, was a French-Canadian fur trapper who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter; Sacagawea proved invaluable as the explorers’ interpreter among the Shoshone. Their infant son was carried with them and later managed to travel farther than any …