Stolen, held captive, sold, and eventually reunited with her people, the Shoshone Indians. She was the woman who served as an interpreter and guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated through the lands of the Americas all while carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. Sacajawea traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas to the great water (the Pacific Ocean). In the journals of the explorers, they mention she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable on the quest. Little is known of her life but she served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.
She is a symbol of worth and known as a distinguished woman in American history.