Sacagawea ~ (Bird Woman), born a Shoshone Indian, was captured by the rival Mandan in North Dakota and later sold to a French trapper. Both Sacagawea and her husband joined the Lewis and Clark expedition through the Pacific Northwest, where Sacagawea was invaluable as an interpreter and guide. She guided the expedition on its return journey and remained with the Wind River Shoshone tribe in Wyoming.
Jim Baker, mountain man(1818–1898), trapper, scout and guide, was a friend of Jim Bridger and Kit Carson and one of General John C. Fremont's favorite scouts. He was one of the most colorful figures of the old west.