Samuel Gause + Grant Hindsley

University of Missouri

For over ten thousand years the Missouri river has provided sustenance to those living on its banks. The longest river in North America has carved Missouri, flooding its towns and sending its fertile, silt rich soil down to the Mississippi and southward. In modern times, the wide, erratic, mystic pathway that Lewis and Clark described on their voyage has been forever changed. The river has been polluted, damned up, narrowed, deepened, and dredged, but still to the people that love it, the river remains a magic place of beauty and community. These photographs taken by two photographers over the past three months explores this metaphysical connection between the river and its people.