Flag Displays

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 shines.



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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