Which American Indian guided Lewis and Clark on their expedition?
Sacagawea (May 1788 – December 20, 1812; see below for other theories about her death), also Sakakawea or Sacajawea, was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition achieve each of its chartered mission objectives exploring the Louisiana Purchase. With the expedition, between 1804 and 1806, she traveled thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, established cultural contacts with Native American populations, and researched natural history.
Answer: Sacagawea was a Shoshone interpreter best known for being the only woman on the Lewis and Clark expedition into the American West. Often called the Corps of Discovery, the expedition planned to explore newly acquired western lands and find a route to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark believed that her knowledge of the Shoshone language would help them later in their journey.
After leaving the expedition, she died at Fort Manuel in what is now Kenel, South Dakota, circa 1812. Her face now appears in the dollar coin.