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The Modoc War


Program Description

The Modoc War of 1872 to 1873 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history, considering the number of people involved. For nearly seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers.

The war is largely forgotten to most of the nation, but at the time of the conflict, the story made headlines from London to San Francisco. People were enthralled as one of the last real-life, Wild-West battles unfolded on the American frontier.

Premiere

Released nationally to public television stations on October 19, 2012. Unlimited releases over two (2) years; SCH/Yes; non-commercial cable rights granted; V.O.D/Yes. Royalty free to members and subscribers of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)

Press Materials

About The Modoc War (link)

Modoc War_Summary

Modoc War_Producer Bio

Modoc War_Awards

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Captain Jack lead the Modocs against the military trying to force them back onto the reservation.

Oregon Historical Society

Captain Jack lead the Modocs against the military trying to force them back onto the reservation.

Modocs circa 1873.

Oregon Historical Society

Modocs circa 1873.

Modoc tribe members.

Oregon Historical Society

Modoc tribe members.

Producer Kami Horton.

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Producer Kami Horton.

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