Oskaloosa's statue of Native Amerian Ioway leader Mahaska (White Cloud) is 100 years old on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. A short ceremony on the square at 5:15 pm will commemorate the centennial anniversary.
In attendance will be Oskaloosa's mayor, a local historian, Ioway tribal members Jim and Linda Rhodd (Mr. Rhodd is a descendant of Mahaska), and documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle.
The commemoration will be followed at 5:30 with a reception and DVD signing at the Book Vault directly across the street from the statue. Kelly and Tammy Rundle will sign copies of their historial documentary Lost Nation: The Ioway.
At 7:30 pm, Lost Nation: The Ioway will screen in William Penn University's Mahaska Room. The FREE showing of the film features a lobby display and will be followed by a discussion with Ioway tribal members Jim and Linda Rhodd, Melinda Carriker of Living History Farms 1700 Ioway Indian Village, and documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle.