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Modoc Wars

OPB | Feb. 1, 1998 7:30 p.m.

In the Klamath Basin, an indian/settler conflict known as the Modoc Wars, reached its peak in the early 1870s. The resulting violence produced a tale of drama and tragedy that has become a legend in Canby, Oregon. Examine with us the fate of the key players, Captain Jack and General Edward Canby. Hear their story, a little known bit of Oregon history, and view the rugged and surreal setting of their conflict in the Lava Beds National Monument.

First Broadcast: 1998

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  • Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
  • Christine and David Vernier
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