Interviewing Harlan McKosato for Ioway 3.
Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films will appear with Lost Nation: The Ioway 3, the third in their award-winning documentary series, at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free to the public and a Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the presentation.
Interviewing Ioway Patt Murphy for Ioway 3.
Part 3 focuses on when the Ioway were forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland of Iowa in 1837 to a reservation on the border of Nebraska and Northeast Kansas. Ioway leader White Cloud (The Younger) believed his people must relocate to survive. But intermarriage, broken treaties and the end of communal living led to a split in 1878 and the establishment of a second Ioway tribe in Oklahoma. Both tribes endured hardship and challenges to their traditions and culture to achieve successful land claims and self-determination in the1970s. Lost Nation: The Ioway 3 brings the dramatic Ioway story full circle
Ioway artist Reuben IronHorse-Kent appears in Ioway 3.
“It’s always good to look at the past and remember that it does affect the future,” said Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska tribal member Reuben Ironhorse-Kent. “The ancestors did the best they could with what they had.”
"Lost Nation: The Ioway 1 and 2 screened previously at the Wickup Hill," said producer Tammy Rundle. "We are pleased to return November 15 to present Ioway 3 and talk about our journey during production on this important project."
Filming for the documentary project took place at the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska at White Cloud, Kansas; The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma in Perkins, Oklahoma; and also in Iowa, Wisconsin and South Dakota. The Rundles gathered some scenic footage at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center in Toddville, Iowa during film production, which appears in Lost Nation: The Ioway 2.
The Quad City filmmakers have received three Emmy nominations for their documentaries River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6, Letters Home to Hero Street (a co-production with Lora Adams and WQPT-PBS), and Country School: One Room - One Nation. They received numerous film festival awards for Lost Nation: The Ioway film series. The documentaries have been released nationally on DVD. An alternative soundtrack in the nearly extinct Ioway language is included on the DVD. Broadcasts on Midwestern PBS stations typically take place in the fall of each year.
Ioway Joyce Big Soldier-Miller and grand daughter Shayla Miller appear in Ioway 3.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 2&3 was partially funded by grants from Humanities Iowa, and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, as well as humanities councils in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The film contains mature themes and historical images that may be disturbing to young children. For more information about the special program at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center, contact Gail Barels, (319) 892-6485.
Wickiup Hill Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd, Toddville, IA.