NWNL has documented many of the headwater tributaries that enter the Missouri River, the largest tributary of the great Mississippi River. These waters make the Missouri what it is. Below is a colorful tribute to this dynamic river formed by the headwaters that gather in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
THERE is only one river with a personality, a sense of humor, and a woman’s caprice; a river that goes traveling sidewise, that interferes in politics, rearranges geography, and dabbles in real estate; a river that plays hide and seek with you today and tomorrow follows you around like a pet dog with a dynamite cracker tied to his tail. That river is the Missouri. — George Fitch, c. 1840