Seal of South Dakota

South Dakota State Seal


State seal of South Dakota

Great seal of South Dakota; public domain image on Wikipedia.

Seal of South Dakota

The symbols on the great seal of South Dakota represent the state's commerce, industry, and natural resources.

Under God the People Rule (South Dakota's state motto) appears at the top of the inner circle, which has a background of sky and hills. In the foreground, a steam ship navigates a river running through agricultural and industrial land.

The outer circle of the seal bears the words State of South Dakota, and Great Seal 1889 (the year South Dakota became a state). The great seal also appears on South Dakota's state flag.

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Great seal painted on the ceiling at the entrance of the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre; photo by Jimmy Emerson, DVM (jimmywayne) on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Flag of South Dakota; public domain image on Wikipedia.

South Dakota state flag