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History: Civil War Battles Fought In Mississippi

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I have live in Mississippi all my life and have had an opportunity to travel throughout the state. In doing so, I have observed several things that will important in this discussion. They are the music, the people, and the resources.
First, it is important to know a few facts concerning the resources of the state state. The state gets its name from the Mississippi River, which flows along the western boundary of the state. Mississippi is heavily forest except for the Delta area, which is mainly agricultural. Its primary crops in the Delta are cotton beans, rice, potatoes, peanuts, and catfish. Its aquaculture farms produce the majority of the farm raised catfish in the U.S. Belzoni, ...view middle of the document...

Prior to the 1830s there were many tribes of Indians in Mississippi. However, in the 1830s the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, most of the Indian population was moved to Oklahoma. Now, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is located in Philadelphia, Mississippi and the surrounding counties”. According to the same census, “Mississippi has the highest proportion of African American in the nation. According to the U.S. Census, by 1900 blacks outnumbered whites with 50+ percent of the population. However, by 1920 a majority of blacks farmers in the Delta had lost their land and were sharecroppers and by 1913, thousands left Mississippi for the north in the Great Migration. They settled in industrial cities of St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and New York. The People of French Creole ancestry form the largest demographic group in areas along the coastal counties. Chinese-American portions of the population are entirely native born. Many of their parents were brought to Mississippi as sharecroppers but soon left that work and became small merchants especially grocers in towns throughout the Delta”.
Finally, the people of Mississippi are also very important. According to Wikipedia, “Mississippi has produced a number of notable and famous individuals, especially in the realm of music,...

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