Sacagawea Peak

Sacagawea Peak, with the "Great One" behind and on the left. (its the snow chute that is skiable year round)


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dadndave - Apr 7, 2006 9:10 am - Voted 9/10


Being a "foreigner" I didn't know that Sacagawea had a mountain named after her. But I'm pleased that it is so.

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Apr 8, 2006 9:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great

Thanks, there is also Sacajewea Resevoir, on the western side of ND. (the spelling is different)


dadndave - Apr 10, 2006 8:14 am - Voted 9/10


My friend Joyce (from Oregon) tells me there is also considerable difference in the pronunciation of her name. The way I heard it originally , the emphasis was on the 2nd syllable (ca), and a hard "g" but Joyce pronounces it with the emphasis on the second last syllable (we)and a soft "G" (like "j"). Didn't they mint a Sacagawea dollar coin?

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Apr 10, 2006 6:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sacagawea

They did mint a coin, the only dollar coin in the US. I have also heard the different pronuciations. For example, my family in ND, says "Sa-cock-a-wea" whereas I have heard, and say "Sac-a-ja-wea". Im not sure which is actually correct, but you hear the latter more often.

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