Seal of Michigan
The great seal of Michigan also appears on both sides of the state flag. The moose and elk represent Michigan, the bald eagle is a symbol for the United States.
Latin Phrases on Great Seal
E Pluribus Unum: From Many, One (our nation was made from many states).
Tuebor: I Will Defend (refers to the frontier position of Michigan).
Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you (also Michigan's state motto).