Near Fort Washakie in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
— Bazil —
Died April 9, 1894
A guide with the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Identified, 1907 by Rev. J. Roberts who officiated at her burial
Dedicated in the memory of
Papoose of the
Lewis and Clark
Expedition - 1805-1806
Born Feb. 11, 1805
Died on this reservation 1885
Buried West in the Wind River Mountains
Son of Sacajawea
Aged 86 years
He was reburied here Jan. 12, 1925
Erected 1963 by Wyoming State Organization of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Location. 42° 59.56′ N, 108° 54.866′ W. Marker is near Fort Washakie, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on Cemetery Lane near Trout Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Washakie WY 82514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Mrs. Maggie Richards and Mrs. Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Right Rev. George Maxwell Randall, D.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacajawea Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Sacajawea (about 300 feet away); The Shoshone-Episcopal Mission Boarding School (approx. half a mile away); Block House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Washakie (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fort Washakie World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washakie.
More about this marker. The Sacajawea Cemetery is located on the left about 1/2 mile north of the Trout Creek intersection.
Regarding Sacajawea. Bazil was the adopted son of Sacajawea.
Also see . . .
1. Sacajawea -- Ancestry.com. Shoshone oral tradition says that Sacajawea did not die in 1813, but instead, wandered the west for a few years and eventually returned to her tribe on the Wind River Reservation. Tradition says she died there on April 9, 1884, a venerated and influential member of the tribe, and is buried between her son, Jean Baptiste, and her sister's son, Bazil, whom she adopted. There is a monument over the grave on the Wind River Reservation, of the woman called Sacajawea. Many people who were living at the time wrote and told that it was she who traveled with Lewis (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Jean Baptiste was the son of Sacagawea, a Shoshone, and her Métis French Canadian husband Toussaint Charbonneau, who worked as a trapper and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition; he was born at Fort Mandan in North Dakota. He was taken by his parents as an infant across the country. The Expedition co-leader William Clark nicknamed the boy Pomp. He lived with Clark in St. Louis, Missouri as a boy, where he attended St. Louis Academy. Clark paid for his education. (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
3. The Imagery of Sacagawea by Brian W. Dippie -- Jackson Hole Historical Society. It is astonishing how much has been written about Sacagawea given the paucity of hard information on her. There are few documentary sources apart from the Lewis and Clark journals, and even the derivation and spelling of her name is at issue. Should it be Sacajawea, supposedly a Shoshone word meaning “Boat -Launcher.” or should it be Sacagawea, a Hidatsa word for “Bird Woman”–the commonly accepted version today- Since attempts at (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Additional keywords. Lewis and Clark Expedition
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.