She was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who, at age 16, helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition in achieving their chartered mission objectives by exploring the Louisiana Territory. She first met Lewis and Clark at Fort Mandan, North Dakota. Sacagawea traveled with the expedition thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, helping to establish cultural contacts with Native American populations and contributing to the expedition’s knowledge of natural history in different regions.
NAME OF SITE
marker – memorial
Lemhi River Valley, near present-day Salmon
This beautiful monument is at the Sacagawea
Sacajawea Interpretive Center
Lemhi County Historical Museum
Sakakawea obelisk at the believed site of her death
Sacajawea Cemetery- Wind River Reservation –
Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea
Sacajawea Memorial Area
Clatsop national Memorial – A life size bronze statue named “Sacagawea and Baby” is located outside the visitor center.
SOME SAY SHE DIED AT THE AGE of 25 (according to CLARK’s DIARY) BUT THE SHISHONE TRIBE SAYS SHE DIED AT THE AGE OF 82 AND IS BURIED IN FORT WASHAKIE, WY
FORT MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA (near Bismarck) – THIS IS WHERE SACAGAWEA FIRST MET LEWIS AND CLARK