This Week's Story

Surprises with Sacajawea, part one

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Fact and fiction swirl around Sacajawea, including surprises.

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I was astonished to read the words, “More memorials honor Sacajawea than any other American woman. Monuments, markers, parks, lakes, and mountain peaks have been named for her.” Her face was chosen to be on the 2000 American dollar coin. I’ve wondered, “Why has she received so much attention?”

I was taught, as most American school children, that Sacajawea was a Native-American woman, who helped Captain Lewis and Captain Clark...

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