Today's Wall Street Journal carried a mention of the 1837 Ioway map in an article about a map exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago:
"Harry Beck's revolutionary and iconic redesign of the London Tube map in 1933, abandoning scale and geographic accuracy to deliver functionality, is represented with a massive original print. It provides an interesting counterpoint to an 1837 map of the upper Mississippi and Missouri Rivers showing the migration of the Ioway tribe, sketched by a headman at a treaty conference in Washington. Beck simplified the London underground to help tube riders use the system. Non-Chi-Ning-Ga, the Ioway chief, simplified his map to help federal officials understand why his tribe deserved a satisfactory treaty settlement." (excerpt, Joel Henning, Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2008)
We will introduce the film and be available to chat with viewers after the Thursday show only. Dr. Bill Green will be present at the Sunday show, both before and after.
Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 pm Domenico’s, 547 E. Grand Ave in Beloit, WI. We'll introduce the film and be on hand afterward if people have questions. Admission: $7/pp.
Sunday, January 20 at 4:30 pm at The Rotary River Center, 1220 Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI. Dr. Bill Green, an anthropologist who appears in the film, will introduce the screening and be on hand afterward if people have questions. Admission: $7/pp.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian 3001 Central Street Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 475-1030
http://www.mitchellmuseum.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Filmmakers Coming This Way With Documentary About the Ioway - Jan. 20 at Mitchell Museum EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 3, 2008 — A new historical documentary film, Lost Nation: The Ioway (2007, 57 minutes), will be screened by its creators at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2008, at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston.
Award-winning filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Moline, Ill., describe Lost Nation as “a forgotten tale of American conquest and Native survival.” Kelly, the film’s writer-director, and Tammy, its writer-producer, will introduce the film and take questions from the audience.
The Ioway are the Native people from whom the state of Iowa takes its name.
Lost Nation: The Ioway tells the dramatic true tale of two brothers' struggle to save their people from inevitable American conquest and the Ioway's current fight to reclaim and maintain their unique Native history and culture.
In the twilight of a Native American empire, two Ioway brothers travel to Washington, D.C., in 1824 to meet with Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark. Both sign a treaty ceding a large portion of tribal land for settlement.
White Cloud sees cooperation as the only way for his people to survive, while Great Walker regrets the loss of land where his ancestors are buried. More territory is lost, and the Ioway people are divided, with some regarding one brother as a traitor and the other as a patriot.
The film received its world premiere October 11 at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines, with Ioway elders and other tribal members in attendance. It will be shown, by invitation, at the 2008 Beloit International Film Festival and will be released on DVD in August 2008. The film’s Web site is www.iowaymovie.com.
Admission to the event is free with an entrance donation to the museum. Suggested donation is: $5 for adults; $2.50 for seniors, students, and children. Maximum suggested admission per family is $10. For information, phone (847) 475-1030. On the Net: www.mitchellmuseum.org. # # #
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David Burke, entertainment writer for the Quad-City Times, has named the relocation of Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films from Los Angeles, California to Moline, Illinois as one of the top ten local entertainment stories.
The move by the Rundles was "number eight" on a list that included shake-ups at local radio stations, changes in leadership in local arts groups, a new name for the Mark of the Quad-Cities auditorium (i wireless Center), the mania surrounding a local Hannah Montana concert, the success of the new Green Room Theatre in Rock Island, local rapper Kuz hit the national R&B/Hip-Hop sales charts, expansion at the Redstone Room, baseball movie "Sugar" was filmed at John O'Donnel Stadium in Davenport and it will premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival (January 2008), and a Martina McBride concert taped locally for PBS.
Here's an excerpt from David's article:
"8. Call to Q-C. Midwest natives and documentarians Kelly and Tammy Rundle established a film production business in the Quad-Cities after several years in California, debuting Lost Nation: The Ioway and beginning work on a local series to air on WQPT during 2008."
Excerpted from the Quad-City Times, Sunday, December 30, 2007, Page H5, Arts & Travel