Art by Eunice Hundley

The Journey of Sacagawea
Part History, Part Mystery - Can we unravel the real story behind this young woman who holds a place in our hearts as a heroine of the American frontier? Filmmaker Lori Joyce of Idanha Films teamed up with the creative production team of Idaho Public Television to produce her latest documentary on a woman she has been fascinated with since fourth grade. This one hour television production explores the life of Sacagawea from the rich oral history of the Augadika Shoshoni, Mandan/Hidatsa, and the Nez Perce Native American tribes, as well as the historical account taken from the journals of The Corps of Discovery. Shot on location throughout Idaho, Montana, N. Dakota, Wyoming and Oregon. The production includes a dramatic recreation of the young Sacagawea's capture by the Hidatsa Indians. Members of the Lemhi Shoshoni and the Blackfeet tribes participated in the reenactment.

John Trudell, Lori Joyce, Heather Rae; Emilio
at a screening of The Journey of Sacagawea
at the Egyptian Theater in Boise.



Boise filmmaker Lori Joyce and an IdahoPTV crew explore the mystery...the lore surrounding this woman about whom there are few written clues. Joyce with director/videographer Alan Austin and co-producer John Crancer, both of IdahoPTV, traveled five states to gather the footage and materials for the film. Native American singer-songwriter Rita Coolidge, winner of two Grammy Awards, narrates the unfolding story shot on location