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The flag of the state of Minnesota for coloring , featuring the state nickname and state motto.

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 Minnesota State Flag Coloring Page

The Flag of the State of Minnesota consists of the state seal charged on a medium blue background. The current flag was adopted in 1957 and the state seal in the flag was modified in 1983.

The first flag of the state of Minnesota was adopted in 1893. That flag was created by Pauline Fjelde via commission of designer, Amelia Hyde Center of Minneapolis. That flag was white on front and light blue on the back. In the center was the state seal wreathed with white moccasin flowers, on a blue ground. A red ribbon in the seal bore a motto, L'étoile du nord (French for "The North star"). The years 1819 (establishment of Fort Snelling), 1858 (statehood) and 1893 (adoption of the first state flag) appeared in gold around the state seal. Minnesota was written under the state seal in gold and 19 gold stars arranged in clusters to form the points a star, representing the fact that Minnesota was the 19th state added after the original 13 states. 87 circles around the seal represent Minnesota's 87 counties. The flag was redesigned in 1957 due to an error of the flowers used on the seal. Instead of a Pink and White Lady's Slipper, it showed a variant that was not native to the state. The Minnesota flag has come under increasing criticism both for its poor design and its image in the seal of a farmer with his gun watching a Native American flee the land, which many feel is a depiction of Manifest Destiny and the inevitability of land being procured by white settlers



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