Sacagawea was an interpreter and guide for and the only female member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806. She was born somewhere between 1784 and 1788 into the Lehmi band of the Shoshone Indians who lived in the eastern part of the Salmon River area of present-day central Idaho. Her father was chief of her village. Sacagawea's Shoshone name was Boinaiv, which means "Grass Maiden." The primary documentation of Sacagawea's life is contained in the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, a lawyer and a clerk of a fur trading company who led an expedition authorized by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 to explore the recently purchased Louisiana Territory. In addition, the Shoshone Indians have many stories...Read more
- December 20, 1812?
- Mrs. Toussaint Charbonneau;
- Bird Woman;
- Charbonneau, Toussaint, Mrs.;