Author: Philip Tibbetts.
Rationale: The flag is a banner of Potent-en-pointe. Potent is a form of the heraldic fur 'vair' which is patterned after squirrels - it's use here is to recall the Richardson Ground Squirrel, or Flickertail, a common emblem of the state and title of the state march. The 'en-point' arrangement is meant to recall the tent emblem of the Sioux tribe and thus the Dakota name. The green and yellow colours are the representative colours of the state.
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