Sacagawea American Holiday

Introduction

Sacagawea was a Shoshone Indian girl who was stolen from her home at the young age of twelve. She was married and later chosen to be brought along on the Lewis and Clark expedition, where she translated for the Shoshone Indians they met on the way and helped save important documents taken on the journey.

Reasons why Sacagawea deserves a National Holiday

  • Saved important documents
  • Symbol of peace between Americans and Natives
  • Picked to complete the journey over being reunited with her family
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