A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

IOWAN

Tue, 12 Jul '22
Voter in a certain early caucus
Sun, 19 Jun '22
Hawkeye
Wed, 6 Apr '22
Like some Quad Cities residents
Sun, 26 Dec '21
John Wayne, by birth
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Certain caucus voter