New Films Feature Genoa, Nebraska U.S. Indian School
Nebraska Wesleyan University Professor Emeritus of History, Dr. Ronald Naugle joins
award-winning filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films for a special Humanities
Nebraska screening of "Lost Nation: The Ioway 2&3" on April 24, 2013 at Nebraska Wesleyan
University in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Lincoln, NE, April 22, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Dr. Ronald Naugle, Nebraska Wesleyan University Professor
Emeritus of History, will take part in Q&A following a special Humanities Nebraska screening of the
critically-acclaimed documentaries "Lost Nation: The Ioway 2&3" on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:00
p.m. at Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 St. Paul Avenue, Smith-Curtis Administration Building,
Callen Conference Center, Lincoln, Nebraska. Refreshments will be provided by the Nebraska Wesleyan
Forum Committee. The Humanities Nebraska event is Free to the public.
Dr. Naugle provided an on-camera interview for "Lost Nation: The Ioway 2&3" focusing on the history
of Indian boarding schools, including the Genoa U.S. Indian Boarding School in Genoa, Nebraska where
a number of Ioway children attended.
Emmy-nominated filmmakers' Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films visited Genoa with Iowa
Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska Tribal Members Lyle Kirlin, Annie Assefa and Sarah James (pictured) and
filmed the trio as they learned about their family members' experiences at the Indian boarding school.
The Rundles also interviewed Dr. Donna Akers, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Akers provided critical commentary on U.S. Indian policy, Indian
Removal, and the reservation system, as well as other facets of U.S. colonialism and its effects on Native
In 1837 the Ioway were forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland of Iowa to a reservation on the
border of Nebraska and Northeast Kansas. A split in 1878 led to 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 the 1970s. "Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3" brings the
dramatic Ioway story full circle.
“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 film project and public program were funded in part by a grant from Humanities Nebraska and the
Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Any views, findings, recommendations or conclusions expressed in these
films and program do not necessarily represent those of Humanities Nebraska or the Nebraska Cultural
The Nebraska Humanities Council funds programs that explore Nebraska's heritage, build community
awareness, and strengthen our ties to cultural traditions at home and abroad.
Fourth Wall Films
Kelly Rundle, Producer-Director
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