Show Me Missouri Speakers Bureau Lecture: Greg Olson

Dec
21
6:00 pm
Where

Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park
32146 North Highway 122
Miami, MO 65344

Where

Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park
32146 North Highway 122
Miami, MO 65344

Great Walker: Ioway Leader

Along with his adopted Ioway brother White Cloud, Great Walker signed the Treaty of 1824, which ceded the northern portion of Missouri to the United States. Great Walker (also known as Big Neck) became so distraught about his role in the land cession that he left his people and the land the government had set aside for them to live north of the Missouri border. Later, he and some of his followers were tried in Randolph County for an 1829 skirmish in which four white militiamen and two Ioways died. The jury acquitted Great Walker because they believed the militiamen had provoked the battle.

Host Organization

Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park
Miami, MO