Nebraska Wesleyan University will host a screening on Wednesday, April 24 of the new critically-acclaimed documentaries Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3. The documentary features Nebraska Wesleyan Professor Emeritus of History Ron Naugle.
Parts 2 &3 of the three-part film series pick up in 1837 when the Ioway were forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland of Iowa into a reservation on the border of Nebraska and Northeast Kansas. New Ioway leader White Cloud 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. Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3 brings the dramatic Ioway story full circle.
Ron Naugle's documentary interview focuses on the history of Indian boarding schools, including U.S. Indian Boarding School in Genoa, where a number of Ioway children attended.
The free screening begins at 7 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building, one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.
A reception and question-and-answer session will follow the screening with Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle and Professor Ron Naugle.
The films contain mature themes and historical images that may be disturbing to young children.