or Sac·a·ga·we·a Sak·a·ja·we·a

[ sak-uh-juh-wee-uh ]

  1. "Bird Woman", 1787?–1812?, Shoshone guide and interpreter: accompanied Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–05. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Sacajawea in a sentence

  • Sacagawea was the one woman of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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Cultural definitions for 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.)

Notes for Sacajawea

Her portrait is stamped on the golden dollar.

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