or Sac·a·ga·we·a Sak·a·ja·we·a
[ sak-uh-juh-wee-uh ]
/ ˌsæk ə dʒəˈwi ə /
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"Bird Woman", 1787?–1812?, Shoshone guide and interpreter: accompanied Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–05.
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How to use Sacajawea in a sentence
Lewis and Clark were aided considerably in their travel route directions by an Indian woman guide, Sacajawea.
Lewis and Clark are shown gazing at the horizon, with their famous woman guide, Sacajawea, not far behind them.
Charbonneau wanted to remain with the Shoshones, and to keep with him Sacajawea, his wife, so recently reunited to her people.
What interested them more was the excitement of Sacajawea, who from time to time pointed out traces of human occupancy.
“That way short path over mountains,” said Sacajawea at length, at one point of their journey.
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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