by Grand Forks Herald
December 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm in Grand Forks Herald
Sakakawea is immortalized in history books, but depending on which one you’re reading or who you ask, the spelling and pronunciation of the legendary woman’s name differs. Continue Reading
Tags: History, lewis and clark, Native Americans, North Dakota, north dakota history, sakakawea, updates 1 Comment »
The other day in the car, Sakakawea came up in conversation with my son and he tried to correct me by saying Sacajawea like they did in the movie Night at the Museum which is his only point of reference being young. I instantly corrected him and told him us North Dakotans have our own way of saying it and for good reason. He laughed and shook his head, but I will convince him over time. It is too bad Lewis & Clark did not do a better job in their journal, but maybe that makes it an even greater story over all of these years.
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