Bird Woman - The Story of Sacagawea


Ric Averill

Published by Dramatic Publishing

5 Male 4 Female

This play follows the adventures of the Shoshone girl who was kidnapped from her people only to become the best-known Native American woman of all time

Sacagawea's grasp of languages and her knowledge of the terraine made her an indispensable part of the Lewis and Clark expedition

The play explores her early childhood vision and naming, her marriage to Toussaint Charboneau, their joining the Corps of Discovery's epic voyage west, and finally the company's vote on where to establish a winter camp

Both Sacagawea and York, Clark's slave, became so important to the company that they were allowed to vote in this election - the first recorded vote of a woman, a Native American and a black man in America

This play works equally well as a large school project or a professional touring piece

Songs in the style of Native American flute music may be used to enhance the piece and create transitions as the action moves across the Great Plains along the Missouri, Snake and Columbia rivers

A true story of friendship and enfranchisement and the first recorded vote in American history of a woman, a Native American and a black man

Optional songs included in the book

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