Sacajawea Comes Home
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 45° 00.234 W 113° 37.950
12T E 292532 N 4986755
Quick Description: History sign at Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway interpretive Site on Warm Springs Road.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2012 5:14:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMF5R0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
One of five signs located around the Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway Kiosk along Warm Springs Road west of Lemhi Pass.
Marker Name: Sacajawea Comes Home

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
“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 Lewis and Clark gave Sacajawea a miracle: a return home for the first time since her kidnapping several years earlier. She gave them as much: a Lemhi Shoshone interpreter and an advocate for the Expedition in buying Lemhi horses. 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.


County: Lemhi

Group Responsible for Placement: BLM

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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