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Title: What the Delta Looked Like Before European Settlers Came

Author: Devall, Margaret S.;

Date: 2000

Source: Delta Wildlife, Spring 2000

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The Delta of northwest Mississippi was part of the largest contiguous forested wetland in North America, containing 24 million acres and extending across portions of seven states from the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico. We do not have a record of what the Delta looked like before European settlement, but eighteenth and nineteenth century botanists and historians preserved many facts about the appearance of the forests they saw.

Keywords: Mississippi Delta

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Devall, Margaret S. 2000. What the Delta Looked Like Before European Settlers Came. Delta Wildlife, Spring 2000


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