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A photograph of Governor William Walker who was born in Gibraltar, Michigan on March 5, 1799. He was a member of the Wyandot tribe, and after acquiring his education, Walker worked on behalf of the North American Indians. He became a leader and counselor to the Wyandot nation and devoted many years of his life to their interests. In 1843, Walker came to Kansas with his tribe, where he remained for much of his life. In 1853, Walker was appointed provisional governor of the Nebraska Territory. He died in Kansas City, Missouri on February 13, 1874. The photograph was probably taken in the late 1850s and copied by Hansford in the 1890s.

Creator: Hansford, R. B.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899

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Item Number: 222350
Call Number: B Walker, William *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 222350

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