Sacagawea was the 15-year old Shoshone woman who joined
the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Fort Mandan in what is now North Dakota. She
played an instrumental role in the success of the mission and is honored by a
beautiful sculpture gracing the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College.
Facing southwest, Sacagawea stands in the Fountain Court area -
one of the first Signature Gardens of the Missouri Botanical Gardens -
outside the cafeteria at the Reid Memorial Library since May of 2003.
The statue is made with a manganese, copper and bronze mixture of materials that
were donated by the local Olin corporation. Sculptor Glenna Goodacre, who also
designed the image on the Sacagawea $1 coin, used Shoshone native RandyíL
He-Dow Teton as the model for both the sculpture and the coin since no pictorial
documentation of Sacagawea exists.
A special dedication ceremony was held in
2003, as part of the Welcoming Ceremony Events for the "Arrival at Camp
River Dubois", a recreation of the arrival of Lewis and Clark to the area
200 years ago. The Maxmillian Bodmer Native American art exhibition was held on campus mid-May through mid-June 2004 as part of the National
Bicentennial Signature Event.
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Visiting the Sacagawea
There is no charge to visit the Sacagawea Statue
Facing southwest, Sacagawea stands in the Fountain Court area outside the
cafeteria at the Reid Memorial Library.
The Reid Memorial Library is located on the east side of the
Lewis and Clark Community College campus near US-67.
more about the Godfrey area.