Near Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Sacajawea Comes Home
It was a bittersweet homecoming. Yes, she was reunited with her brother, Cameahwait. But she learned that of the rest of her family, all but one other brother and a nephew were dead.
She helped lead the effort to portage the explorers' baggage across Lemhi Pass. When the path was decided, she followed it with her husband, son, and new friends.
"I left our interpreter and his woman to accompany the Indians to Capt Lewis tomorrow, the Day they told me they would Set out." - William Clark, August 20, 1805
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 45° 0.226′ N, 113° 37.937′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Warm Springs Road (Forest Road 185) near Back Road (County Highway 28), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of The Withington Caldera (here, next to this marker); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (here, next to this marker); William Clark's Scouting Mission (here, next to this marker); Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact (here, next to this marker); Rheumatism and Recreation (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Salmon River Mission (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Salmon River Mission (approx. 1˝ miles away); First Irrigation Project (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
More about this marker. This marker is on the Lewis and Clark National Back Country Byway and Adventure Road. The Byway is a 36 mile loop from Tendoy, Idaho to Lemhi Pass and back to Tendoy over gravel roads with a 4000 foot gain and loss in elevation. There are 10 designated stops with pullouts on the Byway and over two dozen information panels and markers on route. Estimated travel time is about 3 hours.
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.