Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sacajawea

“Coming Home”

 
 
Sacajawea Statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
1. Sacajawea Statue
Inscription. This statue was erected to commemorate Sacajawea and the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803- 1806. She was a member of the Corps of Discovery and was invaluable as an interpreter in obtaining horses from her Shoshone people, necessary in crossing the western mountains. Her knowledge of food sources and recognition of landmarks near her homeland were also important contributions. Sacajawea and her infant exemplified the peaceful mission of the expedition. 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 encampment when she was captured-- about three miles from this site. Clark, with his party, with Sacajawea and Pomp, passed through the headwaters on the return trip, 13 July, 1806. Fact and fiction
Sacajawea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
2. Sacajawea Marker
Full view of plaque and statue; Sacajawea Inn in the background
contribute to her rich legacy. She is one of our most admired American women.
Sculpture by Mary Michael
 
Erected 2005 by Three Forks Area Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in Sacajawea Park, across from the Sacajawea Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 North Main Street, Three Forks MT 59752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Sacajawea (here, next to this marker); Veterans Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colterís Run (about 600 feet away); Gallatin City (approx. 1.6 miles away); Missouri River Headwaters (approx. 1.6 miles away); Thomas-Frederick Flour Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Log Cabin (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Colterís Run (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
 
Additional keywords.
Sacajawea Statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
3. Sacajawea Statue
Lewis and Clark Expedition
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
Sacajawea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
4. Sacajawea Marker
The Sacajawea Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 28 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.
Paid Advertisement