Sacagawea did not guide the Lewis and Clark expedition, as your story about the new dollar states. In Lewis and Clark’s journals, I find no instance where she directed or advised their course. Sacagawea perhaps saved the expedition a few beads when trading for horses with her brother in the Lemhi Valley of Idaho. Other than that, there is no contemporary record of her influence, Disney and the U.S. Mint notwithstanding. But it is an attractive coin.
D. Joseph Doucet