A photo of the "Dignity of Earth and Sky" statue in Chamberlain, South Dakota

Weekly Gem #273, Dignity

Published 6/19/22

Location: This ‘hidden gem’ is located at the Chamberlain Rest Area off I 90, in Chamberlain, SD (see the Clue Me! Map). Called “Dignity of Earth and Sky,” the sculpture shows a Native American woman receiving a star quilt.

"My intent is for the sculpture to stand as an enduring symbol of our shared belief that all here are sacred and in a sacred place." ~~ Dale Claude Lamphere


Here's the hidden gem entry from our Clue Me! map.


Diamonds and a star


The "Dignity" statue

Why It's Interesting

The model for this statue was actually three women, a teenager, a mom, and a grandmother, their features blended together. This also represents the people who might make a star quilt, and the young lady who would receive the quilt.

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