Sacajawea

or Sac·a·ga·we·a Sak·a·ja·we·a

[ sak-uh-juh-wee-uh ]
/ ˌsæk ə dʒəˈwi ə /
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noun

Bird Woman, 1787?–1812?, Shoshone guide and interpreter: accompanied Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–05.
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  • Sacagawea was the one woman of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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Culture definitions for sacagawea

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.
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