French cartography of the Mississippi River
The Mississippi, which means Great River in Ojibwe, was absent from European maps for a surprising number of years, despite the broad extent of the lands irrigated by the river and the number of Indigenous territories it crossed.
Jean-François Palomino, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
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The Mississippi Delta

The most recent land in North America, the Mississippi Delta formed over the past 7,000 years.

Jean-Marc Zaninetti, geographer, University of Orleans
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