Photos from: Model for the Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin

K.B. Schaller

When Teton was a 22-year-old student at the University of New Mexico, the U.S. Mint invited internationally renowned Texas-born sculptor Glenna Goodacre to submit designs for the new Sacagawea dollar coin. No contemporary portraits exist of Sacagawea, so Goodacre visited the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. When she asked at the front desk if anyone knew of a young Shoshone woman she might contact, Teton's mother, who worked at the Institute, showed the sculptor pictures of her three daughters. The same night, Goodacre contacted Randy'L.

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