Charbonneau, Jean Baptiste 'Pomp' b. February 11, 1805 d. May 16, 1866 Sacajawea's son. He was born at the Lewis and Clark's winter camp in Fort Mandan, N.D. His mother was Sacagawea, a Shoshone living among the Hidatsa tribe, and his father, Toussaint Charbonneau was a French-Canadian trapper. The explorers hired the couple as guides and interpreters for their journey from the Northern Plains to the Pacific. Sacagawea and her infant played a significant role in the expedition. He was an emblem of peace. Indians along the way perceived the party to be...[Read More] Jordan Valley Hamlet Cemetery*, Malheur County, Oregon, USA Plot: 17 miles south of Jordan Valley, Oregon (toward Winnemucca, NV) on U.S. Highway 95. Turn right onto gravel road marked *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Maher, Nicholas b. 1845 d. June 26, 1916 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of Ohio, he served in the United States Army under the name of "Nicholas Meaher" during the wars with the Plains Indians in Company G, 1st United States Cavalry regiment, rising to the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the CMOH while serving as a Corporal for his bravery in action on October 20, 1869 at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona. His citation reads simply "Gallantry in action", and his Medal was issued to him under his service...[Read More] Jordan Valley Cemetery, Jordan Valley, Malheur County, Oregon, USA