Location of the state of South Dakota in the United States of America
Location of the state of South Dakota in the United States of America

This is a list of the official state symbols of the U.S. state of South Dakota.[1][2]

Insignia

Type Symbol Year Image
Flag Flag of the State of South Dakota 1992
South Dakota flag
Seal Great Seal of the State of South Dakota 1885
South Dakota State Seal
Motto Under God, the people rule
Nickname The Mount Rushmore State
Mount Rushmore.jpg
Slogan Great Faces. Great Places. 1990
Welcome to south dakota.jpg

Species

Type Symbol Year Image
Bird Ring-necked pheasant
Phasianus colchicus
1943[3]
Phasianus colchicus 2 tom (Lukasz Lukasik).jpg
Flower American pasque flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris
1903[3]
Pulsatilla vulgaris-700px.jpg
Tree Black Hills spruce
Picea glauca var. densata
1947[3]
Picea glauca.jpg
Animal Coyote
Canis latrans
1949[3]
Canis latrans.jpg
Fish Walleye
Sander vitreus vitreus
1982[3]
Walleye painting.jpg
Insect Western honey bee
Apis mellifera
1978
Honeybee landing on milkthistle02.jpg
Grass Western wheat grass 1970[3]
Pascopyrum smithii NRCS-2o.jpg
Fossil Triceratops 1988[3]
Triceratops 2.jpg

Geology

Type Symbol Year Image
Mineral: Rose quartz 1966[3]
QuartzoroseoEZ.jpeg
Gemstone Fairburn agate 1966[3]
Soil Houdek loam 1990
Houdek soil.jpg

Culture

Type Symbol Year Image
Drink Milk 1986[3]
Milk glass.jpg
Sport Rodeo 2003[3]
Deadwood rodeo 1.jpg
Dessert Kuchen 2000[3]
Song "Hail, South Dakota!" 1943
Bread Fry bread 2005[3]
Frybread.jpg
Jewelry Black Hills gold 1988[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Signs and Symbols of South Dakota". State of South Dakota. Archived from the original on February 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  2. ^ S.D. Codified Laws, Chapter 1-6.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "South Dakota State symbols and emblems". Retrieved 2008-10-19.