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Sacajawea

or Sac·a·ga·we·a Sak·a·ja·we·a

[sak-uh-juh-wee-uh]
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noun
  1. Bird Woman, 1787?–1812?, Shoshone guide and interpreter: accompanied Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–05.
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Examples from the Web for sacajawea

Historical Examples

  • "We are coming to a country where the river has three forks," said Sacajawea.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • Sacajawea, recovered from her illness, began to look for familiar landmarks.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • Sacajawea excitedly pointed to deserted wickiups and traces of fires.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • Sacajawea had just snatched her baby before its cradle went into the flood.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • The whites had surprised them in their very citadel—led by Sacajawea.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye


sacajawea in Culture

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.)

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Note

Her portrait is stamped on the golden dollar.
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