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Sacagawea

SacagaweaBorn: c. 1787
Birthplace: Idaho
Died: 20-Dec-1812
Location of death: Fort Manuel, SD
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Buried, Washakie Cemetery, Wind River, WY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Explorer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lewis and Clark expedition translator

With her husband and infant son, Sacagawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as a translator. She did not speak English, but spoke Shoshone and Hidatsa. Her presence as the only woman on the expedition proved helpful in assuaging the fears of the tribal people they encountered. Some unproven theories claim she did not actually die of fever at age 22 but lived to her nineties.

Brother: Cameahwait
Husband: Toussaint Charbonneau (fur trader)
Son: Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau (b. 11-Feb-1805)
Daughter: Lisette (b. 1812)

    National Cowboy Hall of Fame (1959)
    Kidnapped by Hidatsa Indians, 1800
    Sold into Slavery
    Portrait on American currency $1 coin
    National Statuary Hall (2003)



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