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Mississippi is a state in the southeastern United States. Located at the southernmost tip of the “Deep South” state, it is the 29th largest U.S. state at 48,434 square miles (125,482 square kilometers). It is bounded by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, Louisiana to the south, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Jackson is the state’s capital and largest city. The Mississippi River is naturally suitable for agriculture; its soil is rich and deep, and its landscape is crossed by many rivers.
Until the middle of the 20th century, the dominance of a rural and leisurely lifestyle prevented industrialization altogether. However, in 1940, manufacturing in Mississippi employed as many workers as farmworkers, and in 1990, about one-third of Mississippians were employed in manufacturing, while only one-tenth worked the land.
Mississippi is home to the first known settlement in what is now the United States. The first inhabitants of what is now the Mississippi River were people who came to North America from Asia through the Bering Strait, probably between 20,000 and 10,000 BC. Fossil skeletons uncovered during archaeological excavations in Holy Bluff on the Mississippi River in Warren County, Mississippi, suggest that some of these early hunters drove the mammoths to extinction.
New immigrants arrived in North America from Asia through the Bering Strait around 4000 BC. They are the ancestors of the American Indians, who spread eastward across the continent but are still connected to Asia by a huge land bridge called the Bering Land. This area, now the Bering Strait and the Chukchi Sea, was at its lowest point during the Pleistocene epoch (about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago). At the time, the strait was a land bridge across the Bering Strait, separating Asia from North America.
Mississippi culture is a Native American civilization characterized by mound buildings. Archaeological evidence, mainly the ruins of cities built by the Mississippians, suggests that the culture flourished from AD 800 to 1500.
It was located in the Mississippi Valley, mainly in what is now Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. The name Mississippi comes from the Ojibwa word misi-ziibi (“big river”).