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The true story of Sacajawea - Karen Mensing


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In the early 19th century, a young Agaidika teenager named Sacajawea was enlisted by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to aid her husband Toussaint Charbonneau as a guide to the Western United States. Karen Mensing debunks some of the myths that surround the familiar image of the heroic woman with a baby strapped to her back and a vast knowledge of the American wilderness.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Karen Mensing
  • Director Darcy Vorhees
  • Artist Tom Beuerlein, Marissa Hutchins, Sarah Johnson, Stephen Brooks
  • Narrator Jim Sharpe

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