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Rediscovering the Mississippi River


MinneCulture | KFAI

The Mississippi River was dubbed "messippi" by the Ojibwe Indians. The fourth largest river in the world, its headwaters begin at Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota, and flow into the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana. Covering more than 2,000 miles in 31 states, the Mississippi has been the creative inspiration for American legends, folklore, and literature, including Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." In this documentary, producers Flor Trevino and Peter Frey explore how young people are rediscovering this majestic landmark through organizations like the Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures Program (urbanwildernesscanoeadventures.org). With original music by the Okee Dokee Brothers (www.okeedokee.org).