From the Stillwater News Press:
ThePayne County Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. in the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday to view a documentary film about the history of the Iowa Tribe.
The award-winning film “Lost Nation: The Ioway,” will be accompanied by comments from cultural officers Dr. Bob Fields and Dr. Bobi Roush of the Oklahoma Iowa Tribe.
In October 2007, two bus loads of Oklahoma Iowa Tribal members traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, with beautiful tribal regalia in their luggage.
They were going to the premiere of the “Lost Nation: The Ioway.” The story of the tribe’s history was being shown by the Iowa State History Society.
Producer Tammy Rundle said, “We hope the film will help to restore this chapter of Iowa’s rich heritage to public consciousness.
We can’t change events from long ago, but we think viewers will relate to the courage and perseverance of the Ioway as they struggled with forces that changed their lives forever.”
Since that time, the film has been widely shown and appreciated. It won the Best Documentary Film at the Iowa Independent Film Fest in 2008, and many other honors have been awarded filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle.
The documentary brings together commentary from historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, Iowa Elders and new footage of historic sites, photographs and documents.
The Payne County Historical Society’s meeting will be held in the Stillwater Public Library, with the meeting starting at 10 a.m.
The film lasts 57 minutes, and the public is invited to attend the meeting.
Membership in the Payne County Historical Society is open to anyone interested in Payne County history.
Individual memberships are $15, and family memberships are $25. A subscription to the Payne County Historical Review is included with membership.
In addition, the Society sponsors informative meetings and outings several times a year.