The Great Seal of the State of South Dakota was designed while the area was a territory, in 1885.
The outer ring of the seal contains the text "State of South Dakota" on the top and "Great Seal" on the bottom. Also the year of statehood, 1889. Inside the inner circle of the seal contains the state motto "Under God the People Rule". The picture features hills, a river with a boat, a farmer, a mine, and cattle. The items in the image are to represent the state's commerce, industry, and natural resources.
More symbols in U.S. State Seals:
More symbols in Emblems:
An emblem is an abstract or representational pictorial image that represents a concept, like a moral truth, or an allegory, or a person, like a king or saint. Although words emblem and symbol are of… read more »
Have a discussion about Seal of South Dakota with the community:
Use the citation below to add this symbol to your bibliography:
"Seal of South Dakota." Symbols.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 17 Jul 2019. <https://www.symbols.com/symbol/seal-of-south-dakota>.