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Dignity, Chamberlain

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#55 of 438 in Things to do in South Dakota
Must see · Monument · Landmark
Dignity (a.k.a. Dignity of Earth & Sky) is a sculpture on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River near Chamberlain, South Dakota. The 50-foot (15.24 meter) high stainless steel statue by South Dakota artist laureate Dale Claude Lamphere depicts an Indigenous woman in Plains-style dress receiving a star quilt. According to Lamphere, the sculpture honors the culture of the Lakota and Dakota peoples who are indigenous to South Dakota. Assisting Lamphere were sculptors Tom Trople, Jim Maher, Andy Roltgen, and Grant Standard. Automotive paint expert Brook Loobey assisted with the colors for the quilt, and Albertson Engineering of Rapid City, SD ensured the sculpture would endure the strong winds common in the area.

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  • We are usually in a hurry when passing by but we spent three nights in Chamberlain. So we made it a point to stop and visit as the sun was going down. A very nice and informative rest stop.  more »
  • It is so beautiful overlooking the Missouri River. The view is awesome. The statue is huge, colorful, and absolutely astounding.  more »
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  • Very beautiful statue perched on the hill top. Perfect place to stop in, walk around and had really large parting spots for the RV. Bathrooms and information readily available. Did not disappoint.
  • Beautiful statue along the freeway rest area. It overlooks a river and there are multiple bridges below. There are picnic tables also. Good place to stop on a long road trip.

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