Sacagawea Tells Her Story

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey H.

SFCC drama instructor Sara Edlin-Marlowe will perform “Sacagawea,” a dramatic presentation at two libraries next month. “Sacagawea” promises to be a fascinating look into the life of an amazing woman.

Sara began her exploration into the life of Sacagawea in 1987, when she began teaching at the University of North Dakota. As the state prepared for its bicentennial, she met William Borden and was inspired by monologues from his opera, Sakakawea: A Woman of Many Names.

Having received permission to use his material, Sara began developing a presentation around the poetic monologues he wrote featuring both Young Sakakawea and Old Sakakawea. For the last 20+ years, Sara has continued to research and develop the program, building on Borden’s monologues with information gleaned through journal entries and historical accounts. Through her work with Humanities Washington and the Idaho Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau, Sara has had the opportunity to share this presentation throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Sara has always loved history, minoring in it as an undergraduate student. In addition to her Sacagawea presentation, she has worked on a number of other historically-based programs including her one woman Georgia O’Keefe presentation, and a program about the Six Women of the Hawaiian Monarchy. She and her husband hope to one day do a program featuring Henry VIII and his six wives.

Following the presentation, Sara will answer questions and discuss some of the facts and fictions surrounding Sacagawea’s life, and role on the journey with Lewis and Clark.

Wednesday, Feb 12 at 6pm

Wednesday, Feb 19 at 6pm