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Minnesota State Seal:

Minnesota's great seal - click to see all state seals
Minnesota's great seal. See All State Seals - National Seal.

The official state seal of Minnesotta (which also appears on the state flag) contains the French motto "l’étoile du nord," meaning "the star of the North" (the basis for Minnesota's nickname as The North Star State).The seal displays many symbols of Minnesota:

The sun on the western horizon signifies the flat plains covering much of Minnesota.

The Indian on horseback represents the Indian heritage of Minnesota.

The tools: the Indian’s horse and spear, the pioneer’s axe, rifle, and plow represent tools that were used for hunting and labor.

The stump is a symbol of the importance of the lumber industry in Minnesota.

The Mississippi River and St. Anthony Falls are note the importance of these resources in transportation and industry.

The cultivated ground and the plow symbolize the importance of agriculture in Minnesota.

Trees: beyond the falls, three pine trees represent the state tree and the three great pine regions of Minnesota–St. Croix, Mississippi, and Lake Superior.

Source:
State seal illustration is a public domain image on Wikipedia
Links:
All State Seals - National Seal

    

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