Our arrangement with the State Historical Society of Iowa allowed us to give away the equivalent of an entire auditorium of seats over the course of both showings. The remaining seats will be sold by the Historical Society to defray the cost of the event.
Complimentary seats were offered to Ioway tribal members and to people involved in the making of the documentary. Over 150 Ioway tribal members are attending the premiere evening with more expected at other showings during the weekend. Since our original goal (just a dream really) was to have 100 Ioway people in Des Moines for the premiere, we are thrilled with this response.
The premiere and related weekend activities will be the largest gathering of Ioway people in Iowa since 1837!
If you are an Ioway tribal member, and you were not able to reserve a seat for the premiere, you still have two options.
First, the State Historical Society of Iowa is selling tickets to the premiere evening, and they are still available for sale online HERE, or at the door on the night of the event (though we don't recommend waiting until then to buy tickets). Also, if both screenings do not sell out, remaining seats will be offered to tribal members who don't have reservations. Tickets are $14/pp because of the special program features offered that evening.
Second, Ioway tribal members, with a tribal ID card (non-tribal members must purchase tickets), will be admitted free to the showings in Des Moines that follow the premiere:
Friday, October 12, 2007, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (Opening Night, film and Q & A)
Saturday, October 13, 2007, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm (film and Q & A)
Sunday, October 14, 2007, 1:00 pm (Closing Performance, film and Q & A)
General admission to shows on Friday-Sunday is $8.00. Tickets are available online or at the Historical Society before each showing.
More events are planned in Iowa City on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. You'll find details regarding these exciting oportunities on our master schedule. All events are free to Ioway tribal members with ID.
Although we have just begun to send out invitations to our upcoming premiere of "Lost Nation: The Ioway" on October 11, 2007, the first of two scheduled showings is already FULL. There are still seats that can be purchased by the public, but the comp seats available to us for Ioway tribal members and film participants are gone.
To purchase tickets, visit www.IowaTix.com and click on the "State Historical Building" link.
All is not lost however, because there are still plenty of seats still available for the second showing that immediately follows the first. In addition, all the extra features (Ioway drummers/singers, Native American flute performance, cookies and cider, and a panel discussion and Q & A) are available for attendees of both showings.
Don't forget there are also other events scheduled during the weekend of the premiere, during Native Ioway History Week (October 7-13, 2007) and in the entire Month of October throughout Iowa.
Tour of 1700 Ioway Village at Living History Farms for Ioway tribal members
Special Tour of the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines
The 1837 Ioway Map on display at the Museum of Natural History in Iowa City
Lecture by Dr. Bill Green on the Ioway Map in Iowa City
Office of the State Archaeologist Open House (artifacts on display)
Visit to Iowaville former village site for Ioway Tribal members
Special reception for Ioway tribal members in Oskaloosa and viewing of a statue of Mahaska
Additional showing of the film at the IMAX Theater in Davenport and other locations
Check this link and this link for more details. We look forward to seeing you at these events.
LOST NATION: THE IOWAY was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Iowa, The Nebraska Humanities Council, The Oklahoma Humanities Council, The Kansas Humanities Council, and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area.
(Photo by Christopher Sleeper, Oneota-style pot by Ioway artist Reuben Kent.)