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Dignity of Earth & Sky: South Dakota’s newest Landmark

00 Chamberlain South Dakota (11)

South Dakota has a new landmark of which it’s proud.  This sculpture is known as “The Dignity of Earth & Sky”, or Dignity, and was completed in 2016.  It’s located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River near Chamberlain, South Dakota.  Dignity is easily accessed as it adjoins a freeway rest area and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.  
Dignity is sculpture of a Native American woman which is crafted of stainless steel and glass.  Towering 50-foot-tall, her outstretched arms hold a quilt featuring 128 blue and white glass diamond shapes that flutter in the wind.  At night, LED lights make the diamond shapes glow (something we did not see).

Dignity, South Dakota

Dignity, South Dakota

When he was designing Dignity, sculptor Dale Lamphere wanted to create something that …

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