This play follows the adventures of the Shoshone girl who was kidnapped from her people only to become the best-known Native American woman of all time. Sacagawea's grasp of languages and her knowledge of the terrain made her an indispensable part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The play explores her early childhood vision and naming, her marriage to Toussaint Charboneau, their joining the Corps of Discovery's epic voyage west, and finally the company's vote on where to establish a winter camp. Both Sacagawea and York, Clark's slave, became so important to the company that they were allowed to vote in this election—the first recorded vote of a woman, a Native American and a black man in America. This play works equally well as a large school project or a professional touring piece. Songs in the style of Native American flute music may be used to enhance the piece and create transitions as the action moves across the Great Plains along the Missouri, Snake and Columbia rivers.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code BA4000
- Cast Size 5
- Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 55 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781583420812
- "An intriguing historical drama that captivates both actor and audience, Bird Woman is a feast for the eye and the soul."
- Review by Amaya Egusquiza, Majestic Theatre Education, Corvallis, Ore.