Friday, August 12, 2022

Summer Wanders: Part 1 Dignity

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Summer Wanders: Dignity Statue near Chamberlain, SD

On a bluff overlooking the great Missouri River near Chamberlain South Dakota,

stands a statue representing Sacagawea, the Indian girl/mother who assisted Lewis and Clark in the monumental task of finding a northwest passage on the Mission of Discovery in 1804-6 for President Thomas Jefferson. 

Fifty foot tall, the statue depicts "Dignity" and a tribute to the young Indian woman/mother who was pregnant during the travails through the new Louisiana Purchase Lands. Her linguistic skills, knowledge of the land and usefully identifying the flora enabled Lewis&Clark to eventually 'find' the Pacific Ocean after a harrowing search through the plains, through friendly and hostile tribes, and through Rocky Mountains.

The statue takes your breath away. The quilted bits of steel shimmer in the bright sun.

Ageless she stands as testimony to the fortitude of those who went before us.
A short distance away is another tribute to the Indian nations.

Poles create an eye to the heavens...

and a dignified tribute to the Indian Nations of the West.

Sun and Wind captured in her grace.

Historical Marker on site

The Missouri River in the background
The sun the air, "Dignity" took my breath away!

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