Offers a chronological timeline of important dates and events in mississippi history access mississippi early history and history firsts. The us50 - mississippi is a extensive guide to the history and historic events from the state of mississippi. The history of the state of mississippi extends to thousands of years of indigenous peoplesevidence of their cultures has been found largely through archeological excavations, as well as existing remains of earthwork mounds built thousands of years ago. Find out more about the history of mississippi, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom. Learn about mississippi early history and first inhabitants of mississippi access mississippi culture, timeline, facts, and famous people. These mississippi grants span 1979 - 2015 records projects mississippi department of archives and history, jackson, ms $35,282 to support workshops, an award program, history day and archives month, civil rights programming, the creation of a portal for accessing online collections, and the development of a directory of cultural institutions. Amite county, established in 1809, was the fifth county formed in the mississippi territory in 1799, mississippi territorial governor sargent issued. Some facts about mississippi history are well known for instance, the state's name is derived from the mississippi river along its western border but other historical details are less familiar to the general public here are seven more things about mississippi history.
The mississippi national river and recreation area is rich with historical and cultural stories the following collection of resources found on these pages are only glimpses into that rich history and illustrate not only why people of many cultures converged here, but how they changed the world the. 1 the state of mississippi takes its name from the mighty river that forms its western boundary the word mississippi means great water, big river, or father of waters in the language of the indians who lived in the region in early times. Mississippian culture: it spread over a great area of the southeast and the mid-continent, in the river valleys of what are now the states of mississippi, alabama, georgia, arkansas the tennessee encyclopedia of history and culture - mississippian culture. The history of conservation in mississippi can be traced to early days of american independence, when famed naturalist and explorer william bartram made his first travels in the state in the 1770s and naturalist and artist john james audubon began work on his birds of america opus in the 1820s.
History and culture of the lower mississippi delta introduction much of what is profoundly american what people love about america has come from the delta. Mississippi history from the natchez indians to the battle of vicksburg the history of mississippi highlights the best and worst times in the state. A new history of mississippi [dennis j mitchell] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers creating the first comprehensive narrative of mississippi since the bicentennial history was published in 1976. About um about um founded in 1848, the university of mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as ole miss, is mississippi's flagship university.
Search usa mississippi mississippi welcome to our mississippi family history research page here you'll find record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your mississippi ancestors. Flooding has been an integral part of mississippi history, but clearing of the land for cultivation and to supply wood fuel for steamboats took away the absorption of trees and undergrowth the banks of the river were denuded. Mississippi: geographical and historical treatment of mississippi, including maps and a survey of its people, economy, and government.
Welcome to an engaged community history the city of jackson the mississippi state legislature wanted the seat of government moved out of the natchez area and into a more central location.
Mississippi flag history of mississippi flags hernando desoto carried the royal standard of spain when he entered mississippi near where columbus now stands in the year 1540 this was the flag which christopher columbus had flown at his masthead when he discovered the new world. Mississippi: worldmark encyclopedia of the states the earliest record of human habitation in the region that is now the state of mississippi goes back perhaps 2,000 years.
Mississippi history now welcome to mississippi history now, the award-winning electronic publication that offers a wide variety of essays on the history of mississippi, covering the periods from prehistory through the 20th centurylaunched in 2000, mississippi history now has appeal for the history lover, the student, and for the general. The interior of the toxish baptist church men often sat on the right, women on the left, and blacks in the rear photo courtesy mississippi department of archives and history. One of the most remarkable and historic cities in america, vicksburg is a charming city of history and hospitality on the bluffs of the mississippi river.
Archaeology and prehistoric mississippi by david morgan european explorers first arrived in north america at the end of the 15th century. About um history history when it chartered the university of mississippi on february 24, 1844, the mississippi legislature laid the foundation for public higher education in the state. With over 12,000 years of history, mississippi has a story to tell the mississippi history timeline is divided into eight eras, and each era centers around major occurrences that changed the way people live in mississippi the timeline features photographs, artifacts, audiovisual materials, and oral histories from the department's archive. Kids learn about the history and timeline of the state of mississippi including early explorers, native americans, early settlers, and the civil war.