The Lewis and Clark journals described what some of the other Shoshone tribe members looked like and how they might have dressed, though not every artist took these entries into account. Most of it was guesswork.
Many Sacagawea representations give her “white” features while others have used Native American models. But despite all these differences in representation, a large portion of statues, drawings, and other portrayals of her show Sacagawea with her son, Jean-Baptiste, who she carried on the expedition.
"Lewis & Clark at Three Forks" found at the Montana House of Representatives
Credit: Public Domain
"Lewis and Clark on the Lower Columbia," 1805
Credit: Public Domain / Charles Marion Russell