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The Spirit of Sacajawea

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

Emmy AwardGracie AwardTelly Award
  • 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 Commemoration).
  • 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 MAGA-Award
  • 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

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