Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month with a tribute to Sacagawea: one of my favorite historical people. Sacagawea is the woman who helped explorers Meriweather Lewis and William Clark navigate the American West. I treasure Sacajawea for several reasons. First, she was not intimated being the single female in the company of men. Second, she exuded confidence and was instrumental in negotiating and briefing the leaders on the culture. Third, she was bold enough to travel with an infant. In a word, Sacagawea exemplifies courage.
An amazing tribute to Sacagawea is found outside of Portland, Oregon along the Columbia River Gorge. Specifically, at Cascade Locks Marine Park, there is a bronze statue memorializing Sacagawea and her infant son. Another phenomenal woman, area artist Heather Söderberg of Söderberg Bronze Works Inc. was commissioned to produce the statue in 2010.
I enjoy participating in the weekly challenge hosted by Where’s My Backpack; this week’s theme is Women.