Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Her story began here when a band of Agaidika (Shoshone) Indians traveled from the west to the Three Forks area to hunt buffalo in the fall of 1800. They were attacked by Hidatsa warriors. Sacajawea, then about 10- 12 years old, was kidnapped and taken to their Knife River earth lodge villages in what is now North Dakota. Toussaint Charboneau, a French- Canadian fur trapper, took her as a wife. February 11, 1805, she gave birth to Jean Baptiste, called “Pomp” by William Clark. They joined the expedition and arrived at the Missouri headwaters on July 27, 1805. The Corps camped for several days on the Jefferson River at the place of her people's
Sculpture by Mary Michael
Erected 2005 by Three Forks Area Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Women. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
Location. 45° 53.711′ N, 111° 33.159′ W. Marker is in Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 2) and West Ash Street, in the median on North Main Street. Marker is in Sacajawea Park, across from the Sacajawea Inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 North Main Street, Three Forks MT 59752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Patriotic Memory of Sacajawea (here, next to this marker); Sacajawea Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Thunder Horses (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colter’s Run (about 600 feet away); The Three Forks of the Missouri (about 700 feet away); Gallatin City (approx. 1.6 miles away); Missouri River Headwaters (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
Additional keywords. Lewis and Clark Expedition
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.