In each corner of the
Rotunda, under each Seal of Sovereignty is a flag display, with each having a special
meaning or symbolism. Some of the displays have special meaning to the Native American
people of South Dakota.
The solid yellow flag
symbolizes the direction of South which is the direction from which the sun
The solid red flag
symbolizes the direction of East which is the direction of the rising sun.
The corner which displays
the solid white flag represents the direction of North which is the direction from which
snow comes. The center flag is the the United States flag and the blue flag with designs
is the South Dakota State flag.
The solid black flag
symbolizes the direction of West which symbolizes the
direction from which thunder comes. The center blue flag is a replica of
the original Dakota Territory Flag. The white flag with the blue center design is a 50th
anniversary flag of Mount Rushmore.
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