Seal of Montana
The great seal of Montana displays symbols of Montana's history and natural beauty. A sunrise shines over snowy mountains. The great waterfalls of the Missouri River, the mountains which gave the state its name, hills, trees, and cliffs are shown behind three tools (a pick, a shovel, and a plow) which are symbols of Montana's mining and farming history. A ribbon with the state motto, Oro y Plata (Spanish for "gold and silver ") is displayed at the bottom of the seal. Montana's great seal is also featured on the state flag.