Riverman John Ruskey is one of the speakers at Gather at the River. His love for the river and its cultural heritage is contagious. In this video, he tells us a little about the Native American heritage just to the south of us in the Mississippi Delta and about the forests cut and swamps drained to farm cotton.
For info. about Ruskey's Quapaw Canoe Company, its programs and paddling the river with him, click HERE.