A Nod to Nature
This seal suggests that North Dakota is largely untamed, that is what makes this a great magnet. This souvenir from United States broadens the mind by offering the possibilities of a wild landscape where animals roam free and people try stake a claim and living amidst open ranges. There seems to be a theme of freedom derived from this abundance of space. The tree is made to look wondrous and far more important than the sun and the mountains, which are so common in North Dakota that they are almost ornaments.
There are numerous nods to the ways of making a living in this state by the variance of objects set out. These include bundles of wheat, a plow, anvil and bow with arrows. The last is the biggest in sighting indicator to what newcomers to North Dakota have in store for them. Traditionally, Native Americans have hunted buffalo, like the one on this seal, to survive.
North Dakota in Focus
North Dakota is well known for its natural resources, basically oil, which has ensured the state's prosperity in the Twentieth century. The state boasts a culturally diverse population due to the successive groups that populated this territory. Starting with the Native Americans, who were the only inhabitants of the vast lands of North Dakota, the French Canadians were the second to arrive. The Spanish and the French colonizers followed but the truth is that the territory was not quite populated during the Nineteenth century. However, in the Twentieth century people from other European countries such as Norway arrived as farmers giving the state its multicultural face. Today, North Dakota is one of the most developed states in America boastng a low unemployment rate and a growing population. This travel souvenir will surely spark conversation about this great state.