Why is the Mississippi River called Mississippi?
obviously because the mississipians found it and named it,.... but mostly because the mississipians found it. ^_^
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Actually, it's the other way around. The name "Mississippi" means "Large river" in the language of the Chippewa Indians. The Mississippi river was already documented with that name as far back as 1695, on a map drawn by Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle, and many years later, the state was named after the river that borders it.
The major rivers are the Missouri, Ohio, and the Arkansas River. Other tributaries are the Minnesota River (Minnesota), Illinois River (Illinois), White River (Arkansas), Yazoo River (Mississippi), and part of the Red River (Louisiana).
Though the river was called by many different names, the name Mississippi given to it by the Indians was the name that was used on Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle's map of the area in 1695. "The name Mississippi is derived from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi ("Great River") or gichi-ziibi ("Big River") at its headwaters." What does the word Mississippi mean? The name Mississippi comes from the French "Messipi" - the French rendering of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe or Algonquin) name for the river, "Misi-ziibi," meaning "Great River." The name Mississippi comes from the French "Messipi" - the French rendering of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe or Algonquin) name for the river, "Misi-ziibi," meaning "Great River." . The Mississippi River flows over 2,350 miles, from Lake Itasca, Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico. . 40% of North America's ducks, geese, swan and wading bird species rely on the Mississippi River as a migration corridor. . 241 fish species inhabit the Mississippi River and its tributaries. . The Mississippi River serves as a shared border for 10 states. . The river and its tributaries supply drinking water for more than 18 million people in central U.S. from taraya l.o.l smiley face
my guesses are that the Mississippi River is called the Mississippi River because its in mississippi. I hope you my answers helped you!.
It divides the US, running north to south down the middle of thecountry, with tributaries (the Ohio. the Red, and Missouri Rivers)draining the majority of the interior. The Mississippi River isreally a big river; it ranks with the Amazon River, the Nile, andlots of rivers in Europe.
The state of Mississippi is located at the very southern edge ofthe United States. It covers an area of 48,434 square miles and isbordered by the state of Alabama. Mississippi is located in the southern region of the United States.Mississippi is located in between Louisiana and Alabama. Thelatitude is 30 degrees 12' N to 35 degrees N. The longitude is 88degrees 06' W to 91 degrees 39' W. eastern south - central US
There are several major rivers that connect to the Mississippi.These rivers include: Missouri, Illinois, Red, Tennessee, Ohio, andArkansas. Several other small streams directly connect to theMississippi.
The continent that the Mississippi River is located on is NorthAmerica. This river spans an area of 2,340 miles.
The Ohio, Missouri, and Colorado rivers flow into the Mississippi River. Crow Wing River, Gull Lake River, Rum River, St. Croix River, Blue Earth RIver, Root River, Minnesota River, Red Cedar River, Chippewa River, Black River, Kickapoo River, Wisconsin River, Turkey River, Upper Iowa River, Maquoketa River, Wapsipinicon River, Cedar River, Iowa River, Skunk River. And this is only in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. (Does NOT include Rivers that empty into other Rivers that lead to Mississippi, also does not include hundreds of streams, creeks, brooks and lakes that also lead to the Mississippi)
The state of Mississippi lies to the east of the Mississippi River. The river forms the western border of the state.
The Ohio River, at Cape Girardeu, Missouri. The Missouri River just north of St. Louis, Missouri. The Arkansas River
Mississippi wasn't a person be an Indian word. The native American (Indian) name meant "Father of Waters" and comes from Chippewas words "mici zibi" which means "great river" or "gathering in of all the waters" and the Algonquin word "Messipi"
The two major rivers that flow into the Mississippi river are the Missouri river and Ohio River.
The name " Mississippi" comes from the Anishinable people (Ojibwe Indians). They called the river "Messipi" or "Mee-zee-see-bee", which means "big river" or "father of waters".
It's a river in the midwestern United States. It is the largest river in the US
Fertile soil. Abundant water. Poverty. A history of racial injustice and violence. A bright future.
The region between the Appalachian mountains and Mississippi river is called the Northwest Ordinance. It was gained by the victory of the revolutionary war
In the United States, with a length of 2,340 miles from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico.
cause the Mississippi Indians lived in the Mississippi territory and they named Mississippi after the Mississippi river
The Mississippi River has it's source in Minnesota and runs 2,350 miles before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.
In the Ojibwe dialect it was called 'misi ziibi' (great river) or 'gichi ziibi' (big river).
No In fact there are TWO Mississippi Rivers in North America. The famous muddy one of Mark Twain's writings, in the USA, and a smaller, much more scenic one in Ontario, Canada.
In truth it is the other way around with the State being named after the River.
Once known as the Great American Desert it is known today as the Great Plains.
it comes from the name of the river and the translation comes from the Chippewa word Mici Zibi, just meaning Great River
I have been told that the Mississippi River is known as "Old Man River" because as it flows from north to south, it forms the profile of a somewhat potbellied man, therefore he is deemed as "old." Louisiana finishes off his shoes. However true or false it may be, at least it will promote some interest as I have my students trace the Mississippi River on their Civil War maps.
The mouth of the Mississippi River is called the Gulf of Mexico. Itis located at Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana.
There are many things that people can do while in Mississippi,including visiting museums. People can also go shopping, go to themovies, and hang out with friends.
Every tribe was different and each had a different term in their own language for the Mississippi. The Pawnee name was KickaÃ¡tit . The Cheyenne called it the "Big Greasy River" ( MÃ¡Ê¼xe-Ã©Ê¼ometaaÊ¼e) which sounds less than attractive. The Arapaho called it B eesniicÃe. Among the Ojibwe/Chippewa people different sections of the river have different names - one of these is Gichi-ziibi. The Mohawk name was Yandawezue , meaning great river. It is alleged that the Choctaws called it Misha sipokni - meaning "beyond age", but this is not confirmed.
The native American (Indian) name meant "Father of Waters" and comes from Chippewas words "mici zibi" which means "great river" or "gathering in of all the waters" and the Algonquin word "Messipi" The reason the state was named after the river is because more of the river flows through this state than any other and was a suitable name.
tributaries the mississippi's tributaries include: . Apple River (Illinois) . Arkansas River . Bad Axe River . Beaucoup Creek . Big Black River (Mississippi) . Big Muddy River . Big River (Wisconsin) . Bloody Run (Iowa) . Bluebell Creek (Iowa) . Buck Creek (Mississippi River) . Buffalo River (Wisconsin) C . Cannon River . Casey Creek (Illinois) . Catfish Creek (Iowa) . Chippewa River (Wisconsin) . Cimarron River (Arkansas River) . Clear Creek (Iowa) . Cota Creek . Crow River (Minnesota) . Crow Wing River D . Des Moines River E . Edwards River (Illinois) . Elk River (Minnesota) F . Fabius River G . Galena River (Illinois) . Grant River H . Hatchie River . Hay Creek (Mississippi River) . H cont. . Henderson Creek (Illinois) I . Illinois River . Iowa River K . Kaskaskia River L . La Crosse River . Leitner Creek . Little Maquoketa River . Little Marys River (Illinois) . Little Menominee River . Loosahatchie River M . Maquoketa River . Marys River (Illinois) . Menominee River (Illinois) . Meramec River . Mill Creek (Iowa) . Muddy Boggy Creek . Nokasippi River O . Obion River . Ohio River . Paint Creek (Iowa) . Platte River (Minnesota) . Plum River R . Red River (Mississippi River) . Rice Creek (Minnesota) . River des Peres . Rock River (Mississippi River) . Root River (Minnesota) . Rum River . Rush River (Wisconsin) . St. Croix River (Wisconsin-Minnesota) . Sauk River (Minnesota) . Schoolcraft River . Sinsinawa River . Skunk River . Sny Magill Creek . Spruce Creek (Iowa) . St. Francis River . Swan River (northern Minnesota) T . Trempealeau River . Trimbelle River . Turkey River (Iowa) U . Upper Iowa River V . Vermillion River (Minnesota) . Village Creek (Allamakee County, Iowa) W . Wapsipinicon River . Watab River . Wexford Creek . White River (Arkansas) . Whitewater River (Minnesota) . Willow River (Mississippi River) . Wind River (Wisconsin) . Wisconsin River . Wolf River (Tennessee) Y . Yazoo River . Yellow River (Iowa) . Zumbro River .
Yes, carp are a good example of minnows, family Cyprinidae, whichinhabit the Mississippi. minnows are one of the most diverse, andadaptable families of animals on the planet.
Yes, Arkansas is immediately west or the Mississippi. In fact, the Mississippi River forms Arkansas' east border.
Yes! Since it is a specific river, it would be capitalized. If you were talking about rivers in general than it would not be capitalized.
Because ships follow the river and one stop is Minnesota. That's how Minnesota gets most of its goods. Because that is where it starts. Water runs off the land from many locations in Minnesota and add to the volume of the river.
The Mississippi River has three stages: First, it is a youthful river, further down the stream it comes into its mature stage, and even further down the river, at the end, it comes into its old age stage. All rivers have three stages, it just depends what part of the river you are looking at.
The Mississippi River is in the United States. The MississippiRiver rises out of Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota and flowssouthward for 2,320 miles to the Mississippi River Delta at theGulf of Mexico.
Technically yes, but you would have to go a long way to the east to get there. Going west would be much quicker.
To get to the Mississippi River from Meridian, MS, you simply take Interstate 20 through Jackson, MS to Vicksburg, MS. Once entering Vicksburg, continuing on Interstate 20 crosses the Mississippi River. Another route is to use Interstate 20 to Jackson, MS. continue to the Natchez Trace and continue to Natchez, MS. It "dead" ends at the Mississippi River.
Many rivers flow into the Mississippi River. The two largest are the Missouri from the west and the Ohio from the east.
The Mississippi River is the largest river in North America in terms of volume of water flowing in it. The Missouri River is the longest river in N.A., but is behind the Ohio River in the volume of water that it contributes to the Mississippi River.
the procees of ivers going down the first river was called mississippi and had larger mouth than all the other rivers where it joins although it should be called missouri becuz at the point the mississippi and missouri come together the missouri is bigger
Why is the Mississippi river called the Mississippi river since it goes through so many different states?
Because back in the days when the area was being settled, it became a major shipping and transport lane based in Mississippi, it wasn't known at that time where it began or which states it went through, just that the part most used went through the Mississippi territory
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Hernado De Soto was the first Europen to explore Mississippi. Hernadl explored from 1540 - 1541.
The Mississippi River rises out of Lake Itasca in northernMinnesota and flows southward for 2,320 miles to the MississippiRiver Delta at the Gulf of Mexico.
No, Jackson Mississippi is not located along the Mississippi River.It is located in Hinds County which is not on the border with theMississippi River.
The Mississippi refers to theMississippi River. It is a major river in North America. The riverrises out of Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota and flows southwardfor 2,320 miles to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf ofMexico.
The Mississippi River rises out ofLake Itasca in northern Minnesota and flows southward for 2,320miles to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico.
The Great Plains is the huge expanseof flatlands from the Rocky Mountains eastward to the MississippiRiver.