From The Fort Leavenworth Lamp:
Fort Leavenworth will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a free movie, followed by a luncheon and guest speaker on November 20, 2014 at the Frontier Conference Center.
The award-winning documentary film by Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, “Lost Nation: The Ioway,” will be shown at 10 a.m. in the FCC’s main ballroom.
According to the film’s website, “In 1824, during the twilight of Native American dominion, two conflicted Ioway leaders met with William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) to sign a momentous treaty. White Cloud (Mahaska) saw cooperation as survival for his people, while Great Walker (Moanahonga) regretted the loss of their ancestral homeland. This pivotal moment led both men to different tragic destinies in their battle with epic change.
“Ioway elders join historians and archaeologists to tell the dramatic and true story of the small tribe that once claimed the territory between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers from Pipestone, Minn., to St. Louis. What was a quest for survival in the past, has become a struggle to retain a unique Native American culture and language in the present.”
Lance Foster, the guest speaker for the luncheon, served as a consultant and interviewee for the documentary movie “Lost Nation: The Ioway.” Foster is a member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska and resides in White Cloud, Kansas.
According to his biography, Foster currently serves as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Iowa Tribe where he is active in preserving and promoting the Ioway language and culture through historic preservation, educational development and presentations, and is working to establish a tribal museum.
Foster has been director of the Native Rights, Land and Culture Division for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a historical landscape architect for the National Park Service and an archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service. He taught a variety of anthropology, archaeology, sociology and art courses at the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and Native American studies from the University of Montana, and master’s degrees in anthropology and landscape architecture from Iowa State University. Foster is also an alumnus of the Institute of American Indian Arts.
The luncheon meal will feature turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, baked yams, corn, rolls and pumpkin pie. Meal tickets are $10 and are available from the Fort Leavenworth Equal Opportunity Office, 684-1692/1694, and from unit EO representatives.
The film and program are free and open to the public. The Frontier Conference Center is located at 350 Biddle Blvd, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
To purchase the award-winning film series on DVD, click HERE!