Statuesque Sakakawea

Posted July 15, 2003 at 6:51pm

House Members approved a resolution Tuesday allowing North Dakota to unveil its second submission to Statuary Hall on Oct. 16 in the Rotunda. [IMGCAP(1)]

The state will add a 12-foot-tall sculpture of Sakakawea, commonly known as Sacagawea, who served as a guide for William Clark and Meriwether Lewis’ 1803-06 expedition across the Louisiana Purchase and Pacific Northwest. The work is a replica of a statue created by Leonard Crunelle and dedicated at the state Capitol in Bismarck in 1910.

North Dakota is one of three states yet to fill the second of its allotted spaces.

New Mexico plans to add a statue of Popé, the San Juan Pueblo Indian strategist and warrior credited with leading the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Nevada is working on a depiction of Sarah Winnemucca, who founded the state’s first school for American Indians.

A Picnic Without Ants. The Members’ Dining Room will host an indoor picnic for Members and their families tonight from 5:30 to 8:30. The event is sponsored by the Member and Family Room Committee. The dining room will close at 2:30 p.m. to prepare for the event.

— Jennifer Yachnin