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Sacajawea

 
 
Sacajawea tribute plaque image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 15, 2009
1. Sacajawea tribute plaque
Inscription. This plaque is dedicated to Sacajawea, whose contribution of traditional and cultural knowledge, with courage and bravery, earned her recognition in the chronicles of American History.

Sacajawea was a Lemhi Shoshone (Agaidika) born in Salmon, Idaho in 1788. She was the only female to travel on the long, arduous journey with the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1805–1806).

Sacajawea served as an ambassador, bridging relations amongst nations. Her contribution to the people of today and to future generations can be identified as a symbol of unity and peace for all people.

—Rozina George and Emma George, Great-great-great nieces of Sacajawea.
 
Erected 2009 by City of Charlottesville along with the Charlottesville Historic Resources Committee.
 
Location. 38° 1.817′ N, 78° 29.133′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 250) and Ridge Road, in the median on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (here, next to this marker); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark monument with Sacajawea plaque image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 5, 2009
2. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark monument with Sacajawea plaque
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson School (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church, West Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. mile away); Charlottesville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Edward Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stone Tavern and Central Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Also see . . .  Sacajawea Plaque Dedication Video. (Submitted on August 17, 2009.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 16, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 5, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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