Sioux City Public Museum will showcase the award-winning documentary Lost Nation: The Ioway on Thursday, October 20, 2011 as part of its "Three Tribes, Many Stories" project series. Filmmakers Tammy and Kelly Rundle will take part in a Q&A session following the presentation of their documentary.
The 8-part series, which features American Indian tribes of Siouxland, received a grant from Humanities Iowa. The series began on October 4th with a presentation by archaeologist Cindy Peterson from the Office of the State Archaeologist that focused on historic archaeological sites of the Ioway Tribe.
On Tuesday, November 15th a special discussion on the book The Indians of Iowa by Ioway writer/artist Lance Foster will begin at 6:00 p.m. The series continues through March of 2012.
The Sioux City Public Museum is located at 607 4th Street in Sioux City, Iowa. Lost Nation: The Ioway will screen at 6:00 p.m. A special display of items related to the film project will be available. The event is free to the public.
The Rundles are currently in production on Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3. The two new one-hour Native American documentaries will bring the Ioway story up to date, from 1838 to the 1970s, and include present-day material. The sequel project is slated for completion in the fall of 2012. Visit www.IowayMovie.com for more information.
Ioway was funded in part by Humanities Iowa, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Oklahoma Humanities Council, the Nebraska Humanities Council, and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area.