This is Dignity of Earth and Sky, the stunning monument at the Interstate 90 rest stop near Chamberlain that was dedicated on Sept. 17, 2016 as a tribute to Native Americans and their connection to the land. A plaque at the base of the sculpture made by South Dakota Artist Laureate Dale Claude Lamphere reads as follows:
“Standing at a crossroads, Dignity echoes the interaction of earth, sky and people. She brings to light the beauty and promise of the indigenous peoples and cultures that still thrive on this land. My intent is to have the sculpture stand as an enduring symbol of our shared belief that all here are sacred, and in a sacred place.”
Dignity is pictured here today in honor and recognition of Native American Day.