Dignity – Striking New Sculpture in South Dakota

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown September 27th, 2016 Last Updated on: September 27th, 2016

You guys have to check out this gorgeous new sculpture that recently went up in Chamberlin, South Dakota. The 50 foot tall sculpture depicts a young Native woman receiving a star quilt.

“Dignity represents the courage, perseverance and wisdom of the Lakota and Dakota culture in South Dakota. My hope is that the sculpture might serve as a symbol of respect and promise for the future. For months, we have been working with an engineering firm and native advisors to be certain the work is structurally sound and culturally appropriate. Last summer we began production of the full-scale sculpture starting with the support structure and the star quilt.” – LamphereStudio.com

Watch this video with sculptor Dale Lamphere as he talks about the process of creating Dignity

Yet another thing to add to my bucketlist! I have to see this in person someday!

You can find Dignity at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center / Chamberlain rest area on Interstate 90 between Exits 263 and 265.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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