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Sakakawea

[sak-uh-kuh-wee-uh] /ˌsæk ə kəˈwi ə/
noun
1.
Lake, a reservoir in W central North Dakota, on the Missouri River, formed by the Garrison Dam (completed 1956). 178 miles (286 km) long.
Formerly Garrison Reservoir.
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  • The story of Sakakawea as told to the author by the daughter of a Mandan chief.

    North Dakota Various
  • Their journey through the mountains to the Pacific, led by Sakakawea, is one of the most thrilling adventures in American history.

    North Dakota Various
  • Sakakawea went with her husband, and proved herself invaluable to the success of the expedition (see Bismarck).

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