Chamberlain, South Dakota: 50-Foot-Tall Indian Woman

Made of steel, "Dignity" cost $1 million to build. Erected on Sep. 17, 2016. Faces east, along the Missouri River.
I-90, Chamberlain, SD
At the I-90 Chamberlain Rest Area, which is between I-90 exits 263 and 265.
Lit at night.
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Dignity: Native American Statue

Breathtaking. Makes one realize just how small we are compared to the sky/universe. Overlooks the Missouri River. Lovely rest area with info about Lewis and Clark and a replica of their expedition boat.

[Lea Joy, 02/19/2018]


50-Foot-Tall Indian Woman

Dignity stands on the hill facing east, with her back to the Missouri River, holding her star quilt high. She is so beautiful -- well worth the stop night or day!

[Sam Lopez, 02/08/2017]


50-Foot-Tall Indian Woman

She is absolutely beautiful. The Chamberlain rest area was already a worthy stop, with its giant teepee overlooking the Missouri River and the very nicely done Lewis and Clark display.

[Sheila, 09/29/2016]



The 50-foot-tall statue depicting a young Native American woman with a star quilt is made entirely of stainless steel. It was created by Black Hills artist Dale Lamphere, who says the statue represents "the pride and strength and durability of the native cultures."

[Tara Johanneson, 09/27/2016]


50-Foot-Tall Indian Woman

Right off of I-90. Easy on-and-off rest area with plenty of room for RV parking. Beautiful statue. Worth a quick stop. Great scenic overlook area.

[Stacy, 09/23/2016]

Officially titled "Dignity," the statue depicts a colossal Native American woman holding aloft a star quilt. It was built of steel by sculptor Dale Lamphere, weighs 11 tons, and was dedicated on Sept. 17, 2016. The statue cost over $1 million, and is engineered with pivoting diamond-shaped panels in the quilt so that wind can blow through it and not blow the statue over.

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