Artist: Mark Hess
Art director: Richard Sheaff
First day of issue: October 18, 1994
Acrylic on canvas affixed to board
Like all artists who seek to portray Sacagawea, Mark Hess had room to be creative, but he made sure he was well informed about Lewis and Clark’s interpreter. He researched earlier portraits and sculptures of her, studied the earliest photographs of Shoshone women, and modeled Sacagawea’s clothing on artifacts from the period.