TAC International Film and Video Festival Lost Nation: The Ioway




Ioway Elder Marching  "Lost Nation: The Ioway" Poster



In 1824, during the twilight of Native American dominion, two conflicted Ioway leaders met with William Clark, one of the principals of the earlier Lewis and Clark Expedition, to sign a momentous treaty. White Cloud saw cooperation as survival for his people, while Great Walker regretted the loss of their ancestral homeland. This pivotal moment led both men to different tragic destinies in their battle with epic change. Ioway Elders join historians and archaeologists 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. What was a quest for survival in the past has become a struggle to retain a unique Native American culture and language in the present.




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Length: 57 min.
Kelly and Tammy Rundle, Fourth Wall Films
Producer Web site: http://fourthwallfilms.com/
Fourth Wall Films
Distributor Web site: http://fourthwallfilms.com/


Festival Screenings and Awards:

Premiere at State Historical Society Building, Des Moines, Iowa, 2007
Putnam Museum IMAX Theater, Davenport, Iowa, 2007
Beloit International Film Festival, Beloit Wisconsin, 2008
Official Selection, Best Documentary, Iowa Connection, Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2008
Best Documentary, Independent Film Festival, Mason City, Iowa, 2008
Telly Award, 2008
Ross Media Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2008
Official Selection, Audience Favorite, Landlocked Film Festival, Iowa City, Iowa, 2008
Best Multi-Cultural Documentary, International Cherokee Film Festival, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2008;