The Spirit of Sacajawea
The only woman and the only Native American to travel with the Lewis and Clark expedition, Sacajawea
is one of the most revered women in American history. Yet her story has been romanticized and
often misinterpreted by non-natives. The Spirit of Sacajawea examines the many controversies
of her life, how her tribes were impacted, and how they are surviving today.
Narrated by: Tantoo Cardinal
Original Music Score: Mary Youngblood & Jim Brock
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Awards & Recognition
- Select as the Official Gift at Wachovia's Women's Conferences in TX, CA, PA & NC.
- Emmy Awards for Best Historical Documentary and Best Editing.
- Gracie Award Winner for Outstanding Documentary
- Bronze Telly Award.
- Added to time capsule by the Circle of Tribal Advisors (Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
- Regional premiere at Spirit Square sponsored by The Light Factory.
- Selected for screening at the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Signature Event - St.
Louis, MO, in September 2006.
- Airs nationally on PBS in November 2010.
Film Festivals - Official Selection:
- Macon Film Festival – Macon, GA 1st Place in Documentary
- Carolina Film Festival – Greensboro,NC
- George Lindsey UNA Film Festival – Florence, AL
- Dreamspeakers – Edmonton, AB
- Gloria International Film Festival – Salt Lake City, UT
- Southern Winds Film Festival – Shawnee, OK
- Asheville Film Festival – Asheville, NC
- American Indian Film Festival - San Francisco, CA
DVD Duplication provided by U-HAUL
"In the Wake of Lewis & Clark" river cruise provided by Lindblad Expeditions
Kampsites and Kamping Kabins provided by KOA (Kampgrounds of America)
Wildacres Writers Residency
Mary Youngblood accommodations in Charlotte, NC – The Duke Mansion
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation grant