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Journey of Sacagawea

Journey of Sacagawea

Explore the woman behind the historical icon and learn how cultures and events may have shaped her. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Program Description: The teenage Sacagawea, who with her infant son, accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, is an American historical icon. Although very little is known about her, Sacagawea's story captivated the nation. She has become one of the most honored heroines in American history, and countless statues were erected in her name, and more mountains and lakes named for her than any other North American woman. Using the rich oral history of the Shoshoni, Hidatsa and Nez Perce tribes and dramatic re-enactments and scenes of the wild areas in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and Oregon, this program provides both the historical account of Sacagawea and the legends told about her.

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