Saturday, November 22, 2014

Geo 730: November 21, Day 690: Gorge Statuary II - Sacagawea

Another gorgeous statue at the Cascade Locks Visitor's Center. Apparently- at least according to Wikipedia, the most common spelling is "Sacagawea," rather than "Sacajawea," which is the way I've always spelled it. It's quite interesting to read that page and learn just how much is asserted in our cultural mythology, but how little is actually known about this amazing woman. Whether she died tragically young, at 24, or lived among the Comanches to the ripe old age of 86 is immaterial, I guess. The tale of Lewis and Clark's (both of whom happen to be ancestors on my father's side) great adventure certainly would have been vastly different without her help.

Once again, we can see the Bonneville Slide on the opposite shore of the river.

 Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth Location.

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