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How many Aztec symbols can you find in these designs? Many early American symbols lie hidden within the colorful patterns of these official state seals.

The Aztecs were a Native American people also known as the Mexicas. Their civilization thrived from the 1300's to the 1500's in what is now Central Mexico. Ancient relics and artifacts from these people have been found as far north as Arizona and New Mexico, in what is now the United States of America.

Standard Aztec design included symbols like an eagle swooping down upon its prey, feathered head-dresses, costumed dancers and weapons of war. Other symbols can be found on the Aztec monthly calendar, which contains twenty days. The symbols for these days represent Snake, Lizard, House, Wind, Crocodile, Flower, Rain, Flint, Movement, Vulture, Eagle, Jaguar, Cane, Herb, Monkey, Hairless Dog, Water, Rabbit, Deer and Skull.

A state seal is an official emblem whose features are supposed to symbolize the state it represents. Alabama's seal, for instance, has a map showing the state's many rivers.

Shown at right is the official seal of the United States of America.

To see more Aztec Symbols, Native American symbols, state seals and other cool designs, visit any of the link sshown on this page.



Alabama's state seal design was adopted in 1939.

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ALASKA

This design was adopted in 1910.



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ARIZONA

Current design was adopted in 1912.

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ARKANSAS

Current design adopted in 1864.

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CALIFORNIA

State seal was redesigned in 1937.

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COLORADO

The Colorado State Seal design was approved on March 15, 1877. The Colorado Secretary of State is the only person authorized to affix the Great Seal of Colorado to any official document.

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FLORIDA

In 1868 it was decided by the state Legislature that the Florida state seal had to be exactly the size of an American silver dollar, and must contain images of sun's rays, a cocoa tree, a steamboat and a female Indian scattering flowers.

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GEORGIA

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HAWAII

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IDAHO

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ILLINOIS

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INDIANA

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IOWA

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KANSAS

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KENTUCKY



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