In Social Studies we were examining where the Mississippi River started, and found out it starts up in Minnesota! The question then arose: Why is the Mississippi River called the Mississippi River if it starts in Minnesota. So kiddos, why is this?
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 decided from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi ("Great River") or gichi-ziibi ("Big River") at its headwaters
12/2/2014 11:12:23 am
Mrs.Hill the name originated from the words Misi Sipi. Which is Indian for big river.
2/26/2015 10:36:20 am
The Mississippi river is called the Mississippi river because the word Mississippi translates to large river.It is so large that it runs through 10 states. The river gets bigger and bigger, so that's why it's called the Mississippi river.
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