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Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota

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A film company making a movie about Sakakawea is setting up an office in Parshall. The tribes hired Snow Eagle Productions to make the movie about the American Indian woman who went with explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their exploration to the Pacific Ocean. Irene Fredericks, who was hired by the tribe to produce the movie, is renovating a vacant building off of the town's Main Street for the company's administrative offices. Filming is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2002. The movie will be about Sakakawea's life, and it will depict her as a member of the Hidatsa Tribe, as many Hidatsa people believe, and not a Shoshone, as many historians say.