IN NORTH DAKOTA
The twelve-foot-high bronze statue depicts Sakakawea looking
westward, with her infant son strapped on her back.
Dedicated in 1910 on the grounds of the state capitol in
Bismarck at the entrance to the North Dakota Heritage Center.
The statue is by
(1872–1944), who was born
in France and emigrated to United States in 1882. His model for Sakakawea was Mink
Woman, from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0660
For additional information contact:
State Historical Society of North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
1 - 701- 328-2666
TO WASHINGTON D.C.
The National Statuary Hall
United States Capitol
North Dakota's Presentation of the
Statue of Sakakawea to the U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall
provides the history of the statue, biographical information on
Sakakawea, and the proceedings of the event.
The replica was displayed in North Dakota before it
was transported to Washington, D.C.
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