Sunday, October 3, 2010

State & Provincial Flags that have a Buffalo or Bison on them

US States:

Kansas;
"On a navy blue field is a sunflower, the state flower. Also, the state seal and the words "Kansas". In the picture of the state seal are thirty-four stars representing the order of statehood. Above the stars is the motto "To the Stars Through Difficulties". On the seal a sunrise overshadows a farmer plowing a field near his log cabin, a steamboat sailing the Kansas River, a wagontrain heading west and Native Americans hunting bison."




Oklahoma;
"The Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the civil war. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native American signs for stars, representing high ideals."


Wyoming;

"A bison on a blue field bordered in white and red. The state seal branded on the bison. The woman represents the state motto "Equal Rights" and the two men represent cattle ranchers and miners. The words "Livestock", "Mines", "Grains" and "Oil" represent Wyoming's wealth. The eagle and shield show support for the United States. The dates 1869 and 1890 tell when Wyoming organized as a territory of the United States and when it became a state."





Canadian Province

Manitoba

"Given royal approval in October 1965 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and officially proclaimed on May 12, 1966, the flag of Manitoba consists of the Red Ensign with the Armorial Bearings centred in the right half. The Red Ensign was, at the time, the flag of Canada.The Shield is topped by St. George's Cross on a white background, representing King George III and symbolizing British heritage. The bison represents the once-vast herds of bison which once roamed freely throughout the province and provided food and clothing not only to the Aboriginals, but to the early settlers as well."


Information about the US flags provided by the site; 50states.
Information about the MB flag provided by the site; Flagman.

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