Sacajawea Historical

Sacajawea Historical (HM1UY9)

Location: Three Forks, MT 59752 Gallatin County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 53.711', W 111° 33.159'

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"Coming Home"

This statue was erected to commemorate Sacajawea and the Bicentennial of the Lewis and
Clark Expedition of 1803- 1806. She was a member of the Corps of Discovery and was invaluable as an interpreter in obtaining horses from her Shoshone people, necessary in
crossing the western mountains. Her knowledge of food sources and recognition of landmarks near her homeland were also important contributions. Sacajawea and her infant
exemplified the peaceful mission of the expedition.
Her story began here when a band of Agaidika (Shoshone) Indians traveled from the west to
the Three Forks area to hunt buffalo in the fall of 1800. They were attacked by Hidatsa
warriors. Sacajawea, then about 10- 12 years old, was kidnapped and taken to their Knife
River earth lodge villages in what is now North Dakota. Toussaint Charboneau, a French=
Canadian fur trapper, took her as a wife. February 11, 1805, she gave birth to Jean Baptiste,
called "Pomp" by William Clark. They joined the expedition and arrived at the Missouri
headwaters on July 27, 1805. The Corps camped for several days on the Jefferson River at
the place of her people's encampment when she was captured— about three miles from this
site. Clark, with his party, with Sacajawea and Pomp, passed through the headwaters
on the return trip, 13 July, 1806.
Fact and fiction
contribute to her rich legacy. She is one of our most admired American
Sculpture by Mary Michael
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HM NumberHM1UY9
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThree Forks Area Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 457126 N 5082550
Decimal Degrees45.89518333, -111.55265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 53.711', W 111° 33.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 53' 42.66" N, 111° 33' 9.54" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-49 N Main St, Three Forks MT 59752, US
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