Critically-Acclaimed Documentaries on Ioway Indians Showcased at Richland
Center City Auditorium April 13th
The unforgettable story of the Ioway Indians continues where the original award-winning
documentary left off in two new films. “Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3” brings the story full circle.
Q&A with Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle, anthropologist Bill Green and
historian Mark Cupp.
Richland Center, WI, April 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films,
producers of the Emmy® nominated documentary "Country School: One Room-One Nation" and the
award-winning "Lost Nation: The Ioway 1" will present their critically-acclaimed documentaries "Lost
Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3" at Richland Center City Auditorium on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
The special Wisconsin Humanities Council event is free to the public and co-sponsored by the Richland
County Performing Arts Council and the Richland County Historical Society. Dr. William Green Mark,
anthropologist/Director of Beloit College's Logan Museum, and Mark Cupp, President of Cultural
Landscape Legacies, provided on-camera interviews for the film and will join the filmmakers for Q&A
after the screenings.
Parts 2 & 3 of the three-part film series begins where "Ioway 1" left off, in 1837 when the Ioway were
forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland of Iowa in to a reservation on the border of Nebraska and
Northeast Kansas. New 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
“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.”
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 Ioway tribe's
early history has ties to various locations throughout Wisconsin. The state of Iowa takes its name from the
“You are bound to be moved by these beautiful films. The Rundles expertly capture the oral history, the
people you won't soon forget and their past that must not be forgotten,” said Quad City Times Film Critic
Linda Cook who gave the documentaries 4-out-of-4 stars.
The Wisconsin Humanities Council event will feature the two 50-minute documentaries "Lost Nation:
The Ioway 2 & 3" followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and Mark Cupp, President of Cultural
Landscape Legacies. The program is free to the public and begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13,
2013 at Richland Center City Auditorium, 182 North Central Avenue, Richland Center, Wisconsin. The
event is co-sponsored by the Richland County Performing Arts Council and the Richland County
Historical Society. The films contain mature themes and historical images that may be disturbing to
"Ioway 2 & 3" will continue screening throughout the U.S. and the two films will be released on a single
full-featured DVD in May 2013. An alternative soundtrack in the nearly extinct Ioway language will be
offered on the DVD. Broadcasts on Midwestern PBS stations are slated for the fall of 2013. For more
information about the "Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3" visit www.IowayMovie.com.
The "Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3" films and the public program were funded in part by a grant from
the Wisconsin Humanities Council (WHC), with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, recommendations or conclusions expressed in
these films or program do not necessarily represent those of the WHC or NEH.
The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and
discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.
The mission of Cultural Landscape Legacies, Inc is to provide education, protection and preservation of
the cultural heritage of the indigenous people who left their legacy on the landscape of the Upper
Fourth Wall Films
Kelly Rundle, Producer-Director
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