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Sacajawea: Important to U.S. History

Orlan Svingen
Orlan Svingen
Few women in U.S. history have had more influence on the nation’s history than the young Lemhi Shoshone woman called Sacajawea. It’s very likely that Lewis and Clark would never have reached the Pacific Ocean had it not been for her help.

Orlan Svingen, professor of history, has worked with the descendants of Sacajawea, the Agai Dika people, since 1991.

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