Monday, December 6, 2021

Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is one of the natural assets of the United States.  There are so many plants, animals, birds and fish that call this great river home.  Many others use it as a flyway on their journey North in the Spring, and their journey South in the Autumn.  The river flows from lake Itasca in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of 2,340 miles. Its watershed drains all or parts of 32 U.S. states.

Native Americans have lived along this river for thousands of years as hunter-gatherers.  The Mound Builders in this area built urban civilizations and have left us many sacred burial grounds.  Always a “meditative” experience standing among these places. There are so many of them, even just outside my window as I type this posting.


With the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century; the explorers, then the settlers, life changed forever,  for the Native People, not always for the better!!!

A sad part of American history.


A couple  more views along the Great River

The rocky bluffs and outcrops - love that stuff!

Hope you enjoyed the views.


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