The River Monks are from Des Moines, Iowa. A while back, when the people of France settled here, they observed some monks trapping fish in our river. They named the river "La Rivière des Moines" - or "The River of the Monks." The city that eventually formed around the river became Des Moines. We are voices for Des Moines, for Iowa, for the USA, for the world, for you if you wanna listen.