SACAGAWEA Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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Name: Sacagawea                                                                     
Born: c. 1788                                                                       
Died: December 20, 1812 Fort Lisa, Nebraska                                         
Sacagawea (also Sakakawea, Sacajawea, Sacajewea, Sagagawea; see below) (c. 1788     
- December 20, 1812; see below for other theories about her death) was a           
Shoshone woman who accompanied the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis and     
William Clark in their exploration of the Western United States, traveling         
thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean between 1804 and 1806.   
She was nicknamed Janey by Clark.[1]                                               
The Sacagawea dollar coin issued by the United States Mint depicts Sacagawea and   
her son, Jean Baptiste. The face on the coin was modeled on a modern Shoshone       
woman named Randy'L He-dow Teton; no contemporary image of Sacagawea exists.