About the Storyteller
National award winning oral Historian, Jim Two Crows Wallen, combines his love of history with a good story keeping his audiences spellbound. The Missouri Native has captivated audiences for more than four decades spanning four continents and 46 of the 50 States. Program attendees have often described him as a living museum, and are quoted as saying, “he made me feel like I was actually there.”
Two Crows presentations are interactive and age appropriate. His stories are carefully researched and his clothing historically accurate. Many of his artifacts and authentic clothing he makes himself. Two Crows invites you to be submerged in history through his exceptional presentations.
Name: Jim Two Crows Wallen
Born: December 10, 1950
Owner of Tale-A-Visions my storytelling company
2003 National Storytelling Grant Award Winner
1999 recipient of National Storytelling Network Service Award
Growing up with my grandfather, Jimmie Crow Wallen, a traditional storyteller
Founder, Lifetime Member and twice past Director of River and Prairie Storyweavers.
MO-TELL Storytelling Inc. Current secretary of the board
Member of the National Storytelling Network
Former Missouri Humanities Speakers Bureau Speaker
Recording artist: 2003 National Pegasus Award for audio recording “Smelly Skunks and Crafty Coyotes”
Former Missouri State Representative for the National Youth Storytelling Olympics
Certified Professional Santa
Member of Englewood Church current board secretary
Member of National Frontiersman Camping Fellowship
Member of the Southern Missouri District Frontiersman Camping Fellowship
Past President of Local 218 Bakery Union
Extensive research in museums and archives across the nation, ie: Soldier Field Museum, Chicago IL.; Museum of the Fur Trade, Chadron, NE.; School of the Ozarks Museum, Ozark, MO.; Cherokee Heritage Museum, Talequah OK.; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK.; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.; National Trails Center, Independence, MO.
I have 19 historical programs that I perform.
“Your stories and authentic costumes left everyone stunned. You have a wonderful variety of stories and you have the talent to present them in such a dramatic and unforgettable way. I appreciated your taking time after your stories to visit with young and old alike. I have always felt follow up was important and obviously you do too.”