Missouri Essay

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The foundation of The United States was started by the Native Americans and was later fortified by the numerous immigrants who kick started the prosperity of the United States. There is no one race that defines the people of the United States, it is an eclectic combination of many different ethnicities. This definition of the United States and its many races is abundantly obvious is Missouri. Missouri is an eclectic group of races including Native Americans, Europeans, and even some southerners. The influence of easy travel, living near two major rivers, and a diverse population has led to the development of the cuisine of Missouri. Cuisine is not a black and white picture there are many different aspects that all contribute to the evolution …show more content…
Before the exploration of the Mid West and the settlement of the West, there was a vibrant culture of Native Americans. The area later known as Missouri was home to five major Native American tribes including; the Osage, the Mound Builders, the Plains Indians, and the Woodlands tribe. These tribes flourished along the Missouri River and the Mississippi River. With the convenient travel of the two major rivers came the travel of fur trappers and other traders that were interested in the prospect of mid-western land and trade. Eventually with the introduction of fur trappers the different Native American tribes of the area began trading with the trappers for goods. This furthered the spread of different products as well as knowledge of different aspects of life such as hunting and cooking. Throughout the history of the United States there have been many wars and battles even some waged on our own land. One such battle that ravaged the mid-western area was the French- Indian War. Luckily the Missouri area was not involved and was able to continue to flourish and thrive. Missouri was affected by the French defeat though, with the end of the war it eventually lead to the United States acquisition of Missouri as a territory from the Louisiana …show more content…
The diversity of Missouri and its people has changed and evolved all aspects of their life including their cuisine. It seems that in their cuisine they have taken parts from many races and adapted them and added them to their repertoire. The cuisine of Missouri and the lifestyle of Missouri has been changed and adapted since the Native Americans and the addition of Germans and the

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