Sacajawea Peak and Fairy Lake Sculpted Relief
12" x 16"
Sculpted Relief Artwork
Sacajawea Peak-For a person who is probably the most famous Native American woman in history, there is very little accurate biographical information available about her. She gained her fame as the only woman, and the only Native American, on Lewis and Clark’s 1804-1806 Corps of Discovery, and was frequently cited in the journal of both leaders.
She came along the journey as Toussaint Charbonneau’s wife when he was hired as a translator, but Sacajawea prove much more important. The presence of a woman and infant showed the group’s peaceful intent, and her recognition of her home ground and the chance meeting with her brother, the Shoshoni Chief Cameawait, was essential to the success of the Expedition as they were able to trade for horse to cross the Bitterroot Mountains.
Sacagawea Peak is located just outside of Bozeman, Montana. It's in an absolutely beautiful area of snow capped mountains in the Bridger Mountain Range. This whole ridgeline is known for its sightings of Mountain Goats. Just south of Sacagawea Peak is the Bridger Bowl ski area. The peak is located in Gallatin National Forest. Access to the mountain summit can be had from either the east or the west. From the summit of Sacagawea Peak, you can see for miles to the east with great views of the Crazy Mountains, to the west with great views of the Spanish Peaks and the Tobacco Root Mountains.
- Created: 2021