Friday, December 30, 2011

Sacagawea's Story in Scupture

Lemhi Shoshone Woman Guided Lewis and Clark

Sacagawea in Charlottesville's Lewis and Clark Statue...

A Milestone Monday Feature:

She was the wife of Toussaint Charbonneau, a Quebec trapper, and pregnant with her first child when she and her husband were hired to guide the Corps of Discovery. She would travel with them from present-day North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean. On the journey she would travel to the land of her birth, where she had been captured as a child. Her fluency in the languages and knowledge of the area's people not only led to the success of the expedition, Sacagawea can rightly be credited with their very survival.

IMG_5996 placed crouched behind the two white explorers, though she likely was in front of them most of the journey. The sculpture was created by Charles Keck in 1919. [1.] Photos by Bob Kirchman

This 1910 sculpture by Leonard Crunelle at the North Dakota State Capitol shows Sacagawea and her child. Photo by Hans Anderson.

My favorite rendering of Sacagawea has to be this 1905 sculpture by Alice Cooper in Portland, Oregon's Washington Park. Photo by EncMstr.

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