On July 10th, 1890, Wyoming became jointed the Union making it the 44th state. This state's flag consists of a silhouette of an American bison in white, on a field of dark blue edged with white and red. The red stripe is larger than the white representing the Indigenous Americans and pioneers who gave their lives. White was chosen to symbolize purity and uprightness, blue for the sky and distant mountains. Within the white bison, the Wyoming Great Seal of the State is represented in the same blue used in the field.