Model for the Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin

Randy'L He-Dow Teton: The only living person whose image appears on American currency

Many little girls wish to grow up to be fashion models, but how many aspire to sit for hours as the model for a historical figure on a coin?

Randy'L He-Dow Teton (Shoshone-Bannock/Cree) did just that when she was chosen as the depiction of Sacagawea, the legendary guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Born in southeastern Idaho in the Lincoln Creek district of the Fort Hall Reservation, she is the daughter of Randy Leo Teton and Bonnie C. Wuttunee-Wadsworth. Her mother is Shoshone-Cree descent. Both parents are members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe.

Randy'L is the second of...