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Salmon in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sacajawea

 
 
Sacajawea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Sacajawea Marker
Inscription.  Born in the Lemhi River Valley around 1788, Sacajawea, an Agaidika Shoshone, was the only female member of the Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery". She joined the expedition at the Knife River Mandan Village in North Dakota and traveled to the Pacific Ocean and back with her infant son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. She passed through her homeland in August of 1805. Sacajawea's bravery, strength, and resourcefulness have earned her a notable place in history.

"Sacajawea's traditional and cultural teachings helped her to persevere on the arduous journey that has brought her recognition by her people as an ambassador. Her short life on Mother Earth was not one of choice, but one of destiny, and her legacy to the people today and future generations is her contribution to unity and peace among nations." (Lemhi Shoshone descendants) Rededication of this plaque commemorates the 200th anniversary of Sacajawea's return to the Lemhi Valley.
 
Erected 2005 by E Clampus Vitus, Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691, Lewis and Clark Outpost #1805.
 
Marker series.
Sacajawea Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Sacajawea Statue and Marker
This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 9.93′ N, 113° 51.912′ W. Marker is in Salmon, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (State Highway 28) near Kirtley Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2700 Main Street, Salmon ID 83467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dog of Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacajawea Historic Byway (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bonneville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Historic Lemhi Co. (approx. 5.6 miles away); William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 (approx. 10.3 miles away); Tower Rock: William Clark's "Clift" (approx. 10.3 miles away); The Bluff (approx. 10.4 miles away); Tower Creek (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salmon.
 
More about this marker. This marker and statue are located at the Sacajawea Interpretive Center.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWomen
 
Sacajawea Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
3. Sacajawea Statue and Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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