Sculpture by Leonard McMurry
After the expedition, she was awarded a special medal by the United States for her great service as guide and interpreter for Lewis and Clark, and for her contribution to the American people in helping to open the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Many works of art have memorialized her as one of the greatest American Indians.
In 2000, the U.S. Mint issued a coin depicting Sacajawea and her son. Since no pictures exist of her in life, a modern Shoshoni-Bannock woman modeled for the likeness. While it is a worthy memorial to her contribution to history, this would also have to be true of this sculpture done by Leonard McMurry.