We had a lovely view of the Mississippi from our hotel room. Ojibwe word misi-ziibi is the source of the French use of the river now.
Hundreds of tribes of indigenous peoples lived along or traveled the Misi-ziibi for thousands of years. These peopels were dislocated by farmers. It won't surprise any of my visitors that I believe we should undo all the dams and levvees set up along the river and allow rechanellization and foliage and animals to return to their homes. I also believe that hunter-gatherers should be allowed to return to their homes and practice their own economies.