Alaska State Seal

State Seal of Alaska

Before becoming a state, the Seal of the District of Alaska showed the Aurora Borealis or the northern lights, the Native Innuit people, ice fishing, and igloos.

The present-day seal was adopted in 1910 and is much more modern and symbolic. A fish and a seal in the outer circle represent the reliance of Alaskans on seafood. Agriculture is represented by the farmer, his horse, and wheat. The smelter symbolizes Alaska’s mining industry, trees represent its thick forests while the train and ship symbolize modes of transportation.