Oregon Public Broadcasting is pleased to announce that OREGON EXPERIENCE “Modoc War” has won a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award. The CINE Golden Eagle awards, distinguishing excellence in professional, independent and student works, are recognized internationally as symbols of the highest production standards in film and television production.

This one-hour documentary examined The Modoc War of 1872 to 1873, one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history. For nearly seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers in the Klamath Basin in southern Oregon. The film features interviews with Modoc War experts and descendants of tribal members who were involved in the conflict, along with historic images and present-day film of the area where the battles took place.

“Modoc War” was produced by Kami Horton. Bruce Barrow was the editor; Greg Bond and Nicholas Fisher the videographers and William Ward the audio technician for the documentary.

Watch The Modoc War An Oregon Experience online, anytime at watch.opb.org.

Since its founding in 1957, CINE has been dedicated to discovering, rewarding, educating and supporting established and emerging talent in film and video. Among great talents whose first major awards included the CINE Golden Eagle are Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Ken Burns, Charles Guggenheim, Stanley Nelson, Albert Maysles and Frederick Wiseman.


OREGON EXPERIENCE is an exciting history series on OPB TV that brings to life fascinating stories that help us understand who we are and that reinforce our shared identity as Oregonians. The series, co-produced by the Oregon Historical Society and Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), takes advantage of the extensive film, video and stills from the archives of OHS and OPB, and draws upon the expertise of OHS researchers and historians. Each half-hour show features captivating characters – both familiar and forgotten – who have played key roles in building our state into the unique place we call home. Funding for OREGON EXPERIENCE is provided in part by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and Oregon Cultural Trust.

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