The Big Muddy Speaker Series

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The People of the River's Mouth -- In Search of the Missouria Indians


Few people know that the Missouri River, and the state named after it, were actually named for a tribe of Native Americans that lived along the river near the mouth of the Grand River. Even fewer people know much about the tribe, which had already begun to decline due to disease by the time European explorers began to encounter them.


Presenter: Mike Dikey, Historian and Site Administrator at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. June 9, 2020.



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