Fort Washakie, Wyoming: Grave and Statue of SacajaweaIndian guide Sacajawea helped lead Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific Ocean. She's buried in an active Native American cemetery; a statue and monument is in the adjacent campground.
- Cemetery Lane, Fort Washakie, WY
- From Lander drive north on US Hwy 287 to Fort Washakie, about 14 miles. Turn left (west) at the Sinclair gas station. Follow N. Fork Rd for a half-mile, then bear left onto S. Fork Rd. Drive a quarter-mile, then bear right to continue on S. Fork Rd. Drive one mile. Turn left onto Cemetery Lane. You'll see the cemetery ahead on the right. The statue is easy to spot; the grave is the tall tombstone near the log cabin.
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Visitor Tips and News About Grave and Statue of Sacajawea
The name of the cemetery is Sacajawea Cemetery. Park in front and take a path to walk up to the hill.[Edith, 06/03/2014]
She is our great x 5 grandmother. Without the Roadside America app we wouldn't have known this was here. A very cool place.[Shelby, 07/12/2012]
Many historians believe that Sacajawea died and was buried in obscurity in 1812. There's not a lot of proof that she lived until 1884 -- she would have been nearly 100 -- and was buried here, but it does seem like a perfect spot for Sacajawea's grave.
We visited Sacajawea's grave in July 2011. It was not quite as easy as expected to find the actual cemetery. We had to be led, and I unfortunately didn't write down the directions. All I can tell you is that the cemetery is west of town. The cemetery is active, and the decorations on the graves are colorful and beautiful. The walkway is narrow and rough, and I'm not sure if I would have gone into the heart of the cemetery if it was winter! I got to the gravestones for Sacajawea and her sons, but saw a snake and decided I wasn't brave enough to walk the rest of the way to the statue![Melinda Bryan, 01/22/2012]
The Sacajawea Cemetery is the official grave site of Sacajawea, the young Shoshone Indian who helped lead Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific Ocean. There is also a monument to her at the rear of the campground. You will find her gravestone midway down the cemetery, along with those of her son Baptistte and her adopted son Brazil.
Also on the grounds of the cemetery is a small log building which was the first school for Indians, built in 1878.
Please note, this is an active Native American cemetery, so please be respectful.[Linda/RV Vagabonds, 06/15/2010]