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Great Walker: Ioway Leader (Young Reader Series)

Greg Olson

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Great Walker and many of the Ioway settled on land that is now part of Missouri and Iowa and carried on with the customs and culture that had helped them survive for hundreds of years, even when it meant defending themselves against those new American settlers. (2014)

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For centuries, the Ioway people lived on land that is now part of Missouri and Iowa. But settlers started moving into the area and wanted land for themselves. Great Walker, an Ioway leader, reluctantly agreed to sign a treaty giving up their traditional homeland. Many of the Ioway moved to an area set aside for them in Missouri, but Great Walker and his band refused to go along. They settled along the Chariton River and carried on with the customs and culture that had helped them survive for hundreds of years, even when it meant defending themselves against those new American settlers.

This book is included in the nonfiction book series, Notable Missourians, for young readers in grades 4 to 6 about people who contributed to Missouri’s history or culture and who were born or lived in Missouri.

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Study Guide for Great Walker: Ioway Leader [download pdf]

Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Life as a Boy
Chapter 2: A Time of Change
Chapter 3: The Ioways’ First Treaty
Chapter 4: Big Neck’s Battle
Chapter 5: Big Neck’s Trial
Legacy: Great Walker as an Ioway Leader
Timeline
For Further Reading
Index
Image Credits

Authors

Greg Olson has an MA in history from University of Missouri, Columbia, and an MFA in art from University of South Dakota. He is curator of Special Exhibits and Special Projects at the Missouri State Archives, and author of The Ioway in Missouri and Noble Savages, Voodoo Priests and Ozark Gypsies: The Life of Folklorist Mary Alicia Owen, and several articles on Missouri history.

John Hare is an illustrator, graphic designer and artist. He lives in Gladstone, Missouri.

Reviews

The biography is well written, with frequent visual aids, maps, historic photos, and paintings.

- The Midwest Book Review, June 2014

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