Sacajawea

Sacajawea

[sak-uh-juh-wee-uh]
noun
("Bird Woman") 1787?–1812?, Shoshone guide and interpreter: accompanied Lewis and Clark expedition 1804–05.
Also, Sacagawea [sak-uh-guh-wee-uh, -juh-] , Sakajawea.
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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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