Sacajawea guide and interpreter
Sacajawea was a Shoshone Indian who acted as a geographic guide, diplomat, and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition from 1804 to 1806, leading them from the Great Plains to the Pacific Coast. It is believed that they could not have survived without her expertise. At the time, Sacajawea was just a teenager. In 2000 the U.S. mint issued a circulating dollar coin with her likeness.Died: 1884?
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