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Seal of the United States Department of the Interior.

The seal consists of a male buffalo with the head and body in a left position, standing on a prairie, with mountains and a rising sun in the background, enclosed within two concentric circles, having the words "U.S. Department of the Interior" and the date "March 3, 1849" (when Congress created the department) inscribed in the top and bottom arcs within these circles. See here for more information.

The buffalo seal dates from 1917, when it was used as the emblem on the initial department flag and thereafter replaced the old version of the seal, which used a federal eagle. The eagle was reinstated for a few years in the 1920s, and a different seal was used from 1968-69, but on both occasions the buffalo seal was reinstated. For more information see this chapter in The Department of Everything Else: Highlights of Interior History.

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Source Extracted from PDF file here (the 2007 Web brochure linked on this page).
Author U.S. federal government
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Public domain, but other legal restrictions apply. The seal may not be used in connection with any commercial or other unofficial enterprise without the written approval of the custodian of the seal.[1]

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This image is a work of the United States Department of the Interior, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
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Insignia
This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia. The use of such symbols is restricted in many countries. These restrictions are independent of the copyright status.

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