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Where Missouri got its name

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Crysta Henthorne
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KCUR 89.3

This year the state of Missouri is celebrating its 200th birthday. But few people today know about the Native American tribe behind the state’s name.

This episode originally aired on the KCUR podcast A People’s History of Kansas City. Read more about a prolific Otoe-Missouria storyteller and the history of the Missouria people from KCUR’s Suzanne Hogan.

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