Sacajawea and baby doll

Dublin Core

Title

Sacajawea and baby doll

Subject

Dolls for Democracy

Description

Dolls for Democracy hand made doll of Sacajawea and baby. Native American woman with baby on her back in a brown leather cradle board. Her right hand is raised looking outward-she is wearing a brown leather fringed beaded dress with tan leather moccasins. Black hair is in two braids-stand is out of wood-unstable on stand-leans to her ight and way forward. Sacagawea and baby: Sacajawea (1788-1812) was a Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition in their exploration of the Western United States. She traveled thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean between 1804 and 1806. In February 1805, she gave birth to her son, Jean Baptiste. She was a significant asset to the expedition, by searching for edible plants, making moccasins and clothing, as well as allaying suspicions of approaching Indian tribes through her presence; a woman and child accompanying a party of men indicated peaceful intentions. Shortly after the birth of a daughter named Lisette, a woman identified only as Charbonneau's wife (but believed to be Sacagawea) died at the end of 1812 at Fort Manuel. Clark became the legal guardian of Lisette and Jean Baptiste and listed Sacagawea as deceased in a list he compiled in the 1820s. (There are many theories, however, regarding Sacagawea's death). Sacagawea's son, Jean Baptiste, traveled throughout Europe before returning to enter the fur trade. He became an alcalde, a hotel clerk, and a gold miner. Lured to the Montana goldfields following the Civil War, he died en route near Danner, Ore., in May of 1866. In 2001 U.S. President Bill Clinton granted Sacagawea a posthumous decoration as an honorary sergeant in the regular army. The National American Woman Suffrage Association of the early twentieth century adopted Sacagawea as a symbol of women's worth and independence, erecting several statues and plaques in her memory, and doing much to spread the story of her accomplishments.

Creator

Cecil (Ruth Bullard) Weeks

Source

Independence, MO

Date

1945 - 1970

Contributor

restorer- Lisa Pepin

Rights

Temp location: restorer- Lisa Pepin

Format

Dolls

Type

Portrait

Identifier

2007.001.004

Files

https://www.washingtonjewishmuseum.org/artifacts/Sacajawea1.jpg

Collection

Citation

Cecil (Ruth Bullard) Weeks, “Sacajawea and baby doll,” Washington Jewish Museum Collection, accessed May 24, 2018, https://collection.washingtonjewishmuseum.org/items/show/36.