Sacagawea

Sacagawea

Lemhi Shoshone Indian Sacagawea, meaning “Bird Woman”,  was guide, interpreter, Indian ambassador, survivalist, and invaluable asset to the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition. She was kidnapped at age of 12 by the Hidatsa, enemy of the Shosone, and eventually sold to a Frenchman and became his wife. She was the only woman to accompany the 33 members on the Lewis and Clark Expedition and did it carrying an infant son on her back.