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Sacajawea

or Sacagawea, Sakajawea

[sak-uh-juh-wee-uh] /ˌsæk ə dʒəˈwi ə/
noun
1.
("Bird Woman") 1787?–1812? Shoshone guide and interpreter: accompanied Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–05.
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  • Sacajawea, recovered from her illness, began to look for familiar landmarks.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Sacajawea had just snatched her baby before its cradle went into the flood.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Sacajawea excitedly pointed to deserted wickiups and traces of fires.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • "We are coming to a country where the river has three forks," said Sacajawea.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Sacajawea, too, was a Princess, come home now to her Mountain Kingdom.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • The whites had surprised them in their very citadel—led by Sacajawea.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Sacajawea, riding on her horse to the Columbia, found friends with every tribe.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Not until Sacajawea landed with her baby was tranquillity restored.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Sacajawea, in the privacy of her own room that Sunday evening, spoke to Charboneau.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Sacajawea was only a woman, and a brave little woman at that.

    The Conquest

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Sacajawea in Culture
Sacajawea [(sak-uh-juh-wee-uh)]

A young Native American woman who guided Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition to explore territory gained through the Louisiana Purchase. (See Lewis and Clark expedition.)

Note: Her portrait is stamped on the golden dollar.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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