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<br> The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America.[3][4] Flowing entirely in the United States (though its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,530 miles (4,070 km)[5] to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 31 US states and 2 Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. The river either borders or cuts through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.<ref name="null">Wikipedia contributors, "Mississippi River" in ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River (accessed February 19 2013).</ref>  
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The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America. Flowing entirely in the United States (though its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,530 miles (4,070 km)to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 31 US states and 2 Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. The river either borders or cuts through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.<ref name="null">Wikipedia contributors, "Mississippi River" in ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River (accessed February 19 2013).</ref>  
  
 
=== States Records  ===
 
=== States Records  ===
  
There may be records about the migration in these states:  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Migration_%28African_American%29 Great Migration (African American)]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_of_the_United_States List of Rivers of the United States (Wikipedia)]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_of_the_United_States List of Rivers of the United States (Wikipedia)]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_in_the_United_States List of Lakes of the United States (Wikipdia)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_in_the_United_States List of Lakes of the United States (Wikipdia)]

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The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America. Flowing entirely in the United States (though its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,530 miles (4,070 km)to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 31 US states and 2 Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. The river either borders or cuts through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.[1]

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States Records

There may be records about the migration in these states:

Rivers and Lakes.png


Minnesota

Wisconsin

Iowa

Illinois

Missouri

Kentucky

Tennessee

Arkansas

Mississippi

Louisiana

Eastern Rivers that enter the Mississippi River

The Ohio, Tennessee and Wabash join and then enter the Mississippi's flow. There are trails and now roads that run on both sides of the Mississippi river and these rivers.


  • Ohio River
  • Connecticut River
  • Tennessee River
  • Wabash River
  • Illinois River
  • Red River of the North

Western Rivers that enter the Mississippi River

Farther west (of the Mississippi River) migrants had to follow trails near rivers in order to water their livestock. For example, the Oregon trail followed the Missouri, North Platte, Sweetwater, Snake and Columbia rivers. The Sweetwater flows into the North Platte which flows into the Missouri which then flows into the Mississippi.

  • Missouri River
  • North Platte River
  • Sweetwater River
  • Arkansas River
  • Red River


Websites

Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mississippi River" in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River (accessed February 19 2013).