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Early Life

  Sacagawea’s actual day of birth is not known. Scholars think she may have been born around 1788 in Lemhi County, Idaho among the Agaidikas or Salmon-Eater Shoshones of the Lemhi . The Lemhi Shoshone belonged to the north band of Shoshones that lived along the Lemhi and Salmon Rivers…

Sacagawea, Sakakawea or Sacajawea?

As with the , the spelling of her name is a long running controversy and still a matter of debate among scholars. Over the years it has been spelled Sacagawea, Sakakawea or Sacajawea. Each spelling has its own origin and tradition. But what is the correct spelling of the name…

Sacagawea’s tribe, the Shoshone

Sacagawea belonged to the Lemhi Shoshone band of Northern Shoshones who lived in the Tendoy/Salmon Idaho area. The Lemhi-Shoshone tribe is made up of the Agaidikas or Salmon-Eater Shoshone and the Tukidikas or Sheep-Eater Shoshone. Sacagawea belonged to the Agaidikas and is the most well-known member of the Shoshone. The…