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Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sacajawea Captured in 1800

 
 
Sacajawea Captured in 1800 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2021
1. Sacajawea Captured in 1800 Marker
Inscription.  
Familiar with the Headwaters area, Sacajawea was invaluable as an interpreter for Lewis and Clark.

In 1800, Sacajawea was camped on the Jefferson River with her Shoshone tribe. Attacked by a band of Minnetarees, she was captured and traded to the Mandans. There at the age of about 16, she became one of the wives of a French-Indian trapper, Toussaint Charbonneau, and accompanied him when he was hired by Lewis and Clark as an interpreter. Sacajawea proved more knowledgeable than her husband, however, and the Expedition came to rely on her. Clark commented in 1806: "The indian woman…has been of great service to me as a pilot through this country…"
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWomen.
 
Location. 45° 53.798′ N, 111° 33.085′ W. Marker is in Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 2) and Cottonwood, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 North Main Street, Three Forks MT 59752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native Americans (here, next to this marker); European Interest in the Missouri (here, next to this marker); Fur Trade (here, next to this marker); Louisiana Purchase - 1803 (here, next to this marker); Lewis & Clark Arrive at the Headwaters July, 1805 (here, next to this marker); The Fur Trapper (here, next to this marker); Colter's Run 1808 (here, next to this marker); Three Forks Post - 1810 (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
 
Markers located next to the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2021
2. Markers located next to the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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