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: Bird woman; The famous Sacajawea was a Shoshone woman named Boinaiv (grass maiden), who was renamed after Crow warriors captured her as an adolescent and sold her to a French-Canadian fur trader.The trader, Charbonneau, was hired as a guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition but it was Sacajawea, traveling with her newborn son, who was as an invaluable asset on the journey.