August 15th ∎ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Screening of the award-winning documentary “Lost
Nation: The Ioway 2.” Introduction by the
filmmakers and Q&A and discussion with them after
When the Ioway were forcibly removed from their
ancestral homelands to a reservation bordering KS
and NE, Ioway leader White Cloud (the Younger)
believed the move would ensure survival for his
people. But broken treaties, land loss, the end of
communal living, and attempts to diminish their
unique language and culture led to the
establishment of a second Ioway Tribe and their own
"trail of tears."
August 16th ∎ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelly and Tammy Rundle will open the day with
a discussion about their film “The Ioway 2.”
Historian Greg Olson, author of “The Ioway in
Missouri” will speak on the Platte Purchase.
Tribal Elder Pete Fee, Lance Foster, and Nathaniel
and Duane Scates from the Ioway Reservation near
White Cloud, Kansas— where the Ioways were
moved after the 1836 Platte Purchase—
(and featured in the film) will display and describe
American Indian regalia, demonstrate drumming,
and discuss Native American culture.
Joyce Big Soldier of the Iowa of Oklahoma— the
former “Woodland” tribe— will talk about her gentle
people, their plight and their connection with nature.