Sacagawea Birthplace

Sacagawea BirthplaceSacagawea (aka Sakakawea or Sacajawea) was a Shoshone Native American woman, who helped explorers William Clark and Meriwether Lewis and their ‘Corps of Discovery’ on their way to the Pacific Ocean serving as an interpreter and a guide. She was born around 1788 in a Shoshone tribe. Around 12 of age she was captured by Hidatsa Indians who were enemies to her tribe. She lived with them and was raised as a member of the tribe until she was sold to a Canadian trapper who took her for his wife.