"A Genuine Indian Princess"

Life of Sacagawea

Sacagawea is known for being the only woman on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She was born sometime in 1788 in Lemhi county, Idaho. She had two children named Baptiste and lisette, and was married to Charbonneau. Sacagawea’s courage and skills as the only female guide and interpreter on the Lewis and Clark Expedition set her apart from others.


Sacagawea died of illnesses after she gave birth to her second child on december 22, 1812 at the age of 25. She was a phenomenal character in our history and should be remembered forever for her bravery and intelligence on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.