Eastern Mojave Vegetation Missouri River, Hughes County, South Dakota.

Query: G.N.I.S.

Early white explorers first called the stream "Missouri" after a tribe of Indians who lived on its banks and whose name meant "people with wooden canoes." (Robert Ramsay placename file). The variant name "Emasulia Sipiwi" means "river of boatmen" in the Peoria language. The longest river in the United States. Heads in Montana at the junction of the Jefferson River and the Madison River, flows generally SE to the Mississippi River N of St. Louis. Forms parts of the SD-NE, NE-IA, NE-MO and KS-MO boundaries. The lowest elevation in NE at 840 feet near Richardson.

Elevation: 404ft, 123m.

Articles that refer to this location:

  • Checklist Flora of Native and Naturalized Vascular Plants of Golden and Vicinity, Jefferson County, Colorado: Early expeditions
No collections made at this location.
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Date and time this article was prepared:11:49:26 AM, 6/6/2024.