Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, producers of the award-winning Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, will showcase the second in their three-part documentary series Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The free event is sponsored by Friends of Lakeside Laboratory and is partially funded by Humanities Iowa. John Doershuk, Director of the Office of the State Archaeologist - University of Iowa will introduce the program. Q&A with the Emmy® nominated filmmakers will follow the one-hour documentary.
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 2 & 3 brings the dramatic Ioway story full circle.
“I believe all the tribes had their trail of tears, said Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Tribal Elder Joyce Big Soldier-Miller. “They all suffered--all those Indians who made those treks away from their former homelands.”
“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 and Reuben Ironhorse-Kent. “The ancestors did the best they could with what they had.”
Ioway Elders and tribal members join other Native scholars, historians, archaeologists and anthropologists to tell the dramatic and true story of the small tribe that once claimed the territory between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers from Pipestone, Minnesota to St. Louis. The state of Iowa takes its name from the Ioway Tribe.
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory is located at 1838 Highway 86, Milford, Iowa. Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 will screen free at 7:00 p.m. The filmmakers will take part in Q&A following the documentary. Lost Nation: The Ioway 3 will show at a later date. The films contain mature themes and historical images that may be disturbing to young children.
The award-winning Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3 film series continues to screen throughout the U.S. and received numerous film festival awards. The full-featured DVDs were released nationally and include an alternative soundtrack in the nearly extinct Ioway language. For more information about the Lost Nation: The Ioway film series and to schedule screenings, visit www.IowayMovie.com.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3 were 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.
Fourth Wall Films is an Emmy® nominated and award-winning independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois. Fourth Wall Films focuses on telling Midwestern stories through historical documentary films that reach viewers via PBS broadcasts, theaters, film festivals, national DVD release and online streaming.
Lakeside Lab is owned by the state of Iowa and operated through the Board of Regents. Its mission is to provide science classes and research opportunities for university students, and to offer Outreach Programs and provide services through the state universities. Lakeside's 147-acre campus is located on scenic West Okoboji Lake, on Little Miller's Bay. The bay and adjacent natural areas are used as outdoor classrooms for Lakeside's university courses and Outreach Programs. The campus is open year round, and visitors are welcome to visit during daylight hours.
Humanities Iowa is the only non-profit organization in Iowa committed to bringing the humanities to life and to the public through interactive programming, publications, and events. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.