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Review of Sacajawea Cemetery

Sacajawea Cemetery
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

great road trip stop. There is a large statue of Sacagewea with a few old cabins. There is a large cemetery. It is said to be haunted, but it dint seem to be. There was also a gift shop that sells great chokeberry products.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

I'm a Lewis & Clark buff and I find cemeteries interesting, so this was right up my alley. There is a statue of Sacagewea in the cemetery and, if you are facing the statue, there is a well-walked trail behind & to your left, next to an old cabin. That trail takes you to the largest monument in the small-ish cemetery. That is Sacagewea's. There is apparently some controversy as to whether or not that grave is actually hers, as the woman buried here died in the late 1800's and lore has it that Sacagewea died as a young woman at Fort Lisa. We were told by a local Arapaho woman who was very well educated in Native American history, that the local Shosone tribe (of which Sacagewea was a member) believes that this woman was, in fact, the woman who travelled and assisted Lewis & Clark. They believe, after extensive interviews sanctioned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the wife of Toussaint Charbonneau who died at Fort Lisa was Charbonneau's OTHER Native wife. The grave of her, her adopted son Bazil & a monument recognizing her son with Charbonneau, Jean Baptiste, are all decorated with random plastic flowers and a few stuffed animals but little else, aside from the statue and a painted white sign at the entrance help to commemorate this amazing woman. The cemetery is poorly maintained, which is very sad, and even the road sign identifying "Cemetary Ave" is completely worn away. As such, we missed our turn initially. Other signs on this part of the reservation are bent and broken, and you won't see much advertising this memorial which, in my opinion, is a bit of a disservice. The road (or about 8 miles of it) to Fort Washakie from Riverton is "under construction" (although we saw no workers on the weekday we travelled it) so expect gravel, bumpy road both ways with the occasional strewn beer bottle. If you're uninterested in Sacagewea, you will likely not want to make this detour. If you are though, it's well worth it.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013
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