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From “the Interpreter’s Squaw” to “Madonna of Her Race”

Lewiston historian Garry Bush charts the 215-year journey of Sacagawea and how the young Shoshone was transformed into a social and political heroine. What forces altered American perceptions? The role of the women’s rights movement, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, the end of “The Frontier” plus the 1905 Portland World's Fair combined to revise how we think of this special Native American woman. History is a creation that changes as we do, and this presentation might change your perceptions.

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