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  1. a A twenty mile wide strip along the Gulf Coast from Marsh Island to the Sabine River.
  2. b The ___ were formed in the Holocene Epoch, at the end of the last ice age, when glaciers melted and sea levels rose.
  3. c Today the U.S. ___ prevents changes on the course of the Mississippi River.
  4. d The ___ River is currently a tributary of the Mississippi River, but in the past has gone straight to the Gulf of Mexico.
  5. e A ___ is made of clay forced to the surface of the earth by the weight of sediments.

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  1. More ethnically diverse -- cultural gumbo; more associated with the Roman Catholic branch of the Christian faith and Voodoo; historically more engaged in trade and banking
  2. A "___ island" forms when the river partially flows through a meander and partially through a "chute cutoff."
  3. When Captain Henry Miller ___ cleared the logjam at the head of the Atchafalaya River the water ran faster and carried more sediments.
  4. The Mississippi River runs from Lake ___ in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
  5. Descendants of the settlers of Texas, mainly in the Zwolle, Louisiana area in north Louisiana.

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  1. Deltaic PlainThe coastline of southeast Louisiana from Pearl River to Marsh Island.


  2. African-AmericansFirst brought to north Louisiana as slaves to work on cotton plantations


  3. distributaryThe ___ Hills were formed by material left behind by glaciers.


  4. GeographyIn south Louisiana, early ___ immigrants came directly from their homeland and settled on the "___ Coast" area of the Mississippi River to farm, later ___-American immigrants in southwest Louisiana had earlier settled in the Midwestern United States.


  5. Salt domesThe ___ are deltas formed as the Mississippi River switched its route to the Gulf.


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