Sacagawea: Facts You Didn't Know

By Karen Harris
Sacajawea guiding the Lewis and Clark expedition from Mandan through the Rocky Mountains. Painting by Alfred Russell. Source: (Getty Images)

Sacagawea, the Native American woman who helped Lewis and Clark on their expedition through the Northwest, is a larger-than-life figure in American history. Unfortunately, much of the information about her life has been lost to time, but what we do know tells us that Sacagawea was an important and impressive woman. Let’s look at the extraordinary life of Sacagawea.