Recent meetings in Iowa City confirmed that the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History (pictured above) will be the site of a showing of "Lost Nation: The Ioway" and other related events. The auditorium in MacBride Hall where the film will be shown is exceptional, and if you live in the area, this would be a great place to see the film.
Below I will post a preliminary schedule of events planned around the premiere of the Ioway film, Native Ioway History Week, and Archaeology Month in Iowa.
October 2007 is Archaeology Month in Iowa and the Office of the State Archaeologist is focusing on Ioway history.
October 11, 2007, Twin Premiere showings of "Lost Nation: The Ioway" at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. Public showings begin on Friday and continue through Sunday. Ioway tribal members are encouraged to attend the premiere evening, but may also attend any other showing during the weekend. Admission for Ioway tribal members to all showings will be free. Seating is first come first serve, so arrive early for the best selection.
October 12, 2007, Dr. Bill Green's presentation regarding the 1837 Ioway Map at the Museum of Natural History in Iowa City. The actual map, on loan from the Smithsonian, will also be on display.
October 13, 2007, Open House at the Office of the State Archaeologist in Iowa City. Iowaville and Oneota artifacts on display.
October 14, 3007, possible visit to Iowaville (long-time Ioway village site) for Ioway tribal members on the Des Moines river.
October 14, 2007, possible visit to Oskaloosa, Iowa town square to see White Cloud statue for Ioway tribal members.
October 15, 2007, possible private tour of the 1700 Ioway village at Living History Farms in Des Moines for Ioway tribal members.
October 20, 2007 public showing of "Lost Nation: The Ioway" at the Museum of Natural History auditorium in Iowa City (7 PM).
October 21, 2007 public showing of "Lost Nation: The Ioway" at the IMAX Theater (3 PM) at the Putnam Museum in Davenport.
More details will be posted as soon as we have them. See you in October!