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Published December 09, 2011, 10:39 AM

Sakakawea exhibit reopens at ND Heritage Center

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An exhibit about the famous American Indian guide known in North Dakota as Sakakawea has reopened at the state Heritage Center in Bismarck.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An exhibit about the famous American Indian guide known in North Dakota as Sakakawea has reopened at the state Heritage Center in Bismarck.

"Creating Sakakawea" ties in with the 100th anniversary of the Sakakawea statue on the state Capitol grounds. The Forum newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/ufkl3q ) that the exhibit explores the story behind the statue and what the guide who helped explorers Lewis and Clark meant to history.

The exhibit includes artifacts that date back to the early 1900s. It was launched in October 2010 but moved into storage six months later due to construction at the state museum. It will remain at the Heritage Center through next September and then travel to other museums across the state.

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