Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Sacajawea Interpretive Center

  Sacajawea, a teenage girl of Shoshone-Bannock heritage, traveled with her husband, Toussaint Charbonneau, as an interpreter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Salmon Idaho, where the center is located, was her birthplace and childhood home. Her familiarity with the language and terrain in the area helped make the expedition a success.

  The center focuses on the Agaidika Shoshone-Bannock tribes, Sacajawea’s early life and her time with the expedition. About 1 1/2 miles of trail make interconnecting loops on the flat flood plain of the Salmon River.  Interpretive signs, teepees, and wickiups are located along the trails.

  The center is accessible. A long, gentle, downhill path leads to the trails. The main trails are hard packed gravel and fairly easy to push along. The trail through the woods is narrow  with rocks, roots, and steep sections so it is not accessible.

  The parking lot has long RV spaces. Center  45.16499, -113.86562