or Sac·a·ga·we·a Sak·a·ja·we·a
- 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.Your National Parks
Enos A. Mills
also Sacajawea, name of the Shoshoni woman who accompanied the Lewis & Clark expedition.
She had been a captive among the Hidatsas (a Siouan people), and her Hidatsa name was tsaka'aka wi'a, lit. 'bird woman' (Hartley, 2002). Her Shoshoni name, rendered as Sacajawea and translated 'boat launcher,' may have been a folk-etymological transformation of the Hidatsa term (Shaul, 1972). [Bright]
Her image appeared on U.S. dollar coins from 2000.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Her portrait is stamped on the golden dollar.
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