from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sacagawea 1787?-1812. Shoshone guide and interpreter who accompanied (1805-1806) the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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  • n. A gold-colored dollar coin with an image of the girl Sacagawea on the obverse.
  • proper n. The historic Native American girl who led explorers Lewis and Clark across the United States.

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  • n. the Shoshone guide and interpreter who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition part of the way


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  • "Some American Indian oral traditions relate that rather than dying in 1812, Sacagawea left her husband Charbonneau, crossed the Great Plains and married into a Comanche tribe. She was said to have returned to the Shoshone in Wyoming, where she died in 1884."

    --Wikipedia (

    April 5, 2012