Author: Barbara A. Gray-Kanatiiosh

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616139056

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Easy-to-read text and colorful illustrations and photos teach readers about Modoc history, traditions, and modern life. This book describes society and family structure, hunting, fishing, and gathering methods, and ceremonies and rituals. Readers will learn about Modoc homes, clothing, and crafts such as basketry. A traditional myth is included, as is a description of famous Modoc leader Kintpuash. Wars, weapons, and contact with Europeans are discussed. Topics including European influence, the formation of reservations, and federal recognition are also addressed. In addition, modern Modoc culture and still-celebrated traditions are described. Modoc homelands are illustrated with a detailed map of the United States. Bold glossary terms and an index accompany engaging text. This book is written and illustrated by Native Americans, providing authentic perspectives of the Modoc.

The Indian History of the Modoc War

Author: Jeff C. Riddle

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811729772

Category: History

Page: 308

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Jefferson C. Davis Riddle (1863-1941) was the son of Frank Riddle and his Modoc wife, Tobey, both of whom played prominent roles in the Modoc War of 1873. Only ten years old at the time and known by his Modoc name, the young "Charka" experienced the northern California conflict firsthand. After the war his parents, who had supported the Modoc peace faction, renamed their son for the Regular army colonel who helped end the hostilities. Written "to give both sides of the troubles of the Modoc Indians and the whites," The Indian History of the Modoc War vividly recounts this episode of Western history. It remains one of the most important books on the Indian Wars. Book jacket.

The Modoc of California and Oregon

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404226609

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 70

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Describes the culture, government, arts, and religion of the Modoc people of California and Oregon.

The Modoc War

Author: Robert Aquinas McNally

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496201795

Category: Social Science

Page: 431

View: 3316

On a cold, rainy dawn in late November 1872, Lieutenant Frazier Boutelle and a Modoc Indian nicknamed Scarface Charley leveled firearms at each other. Their duel triggered a war that capped a decades-long genocidal attack that was emblematic of the United States’ conquest of Native America’s peoples and lands. Robert Aquinas McNally tells the wrenching story of the Modoc War of 1872–73, one of the nation’s costliest campaigns against North American Indigenous peoples, in which the army placed nearly one thousand soldiers in the field against some fifty-five Modoc fighters. Although little known today, the Modoc War dominated national headlines for an entire year. Fought in south-central Oregon and northeastern California, the war settled into a siege in the desolate Lava Beds and climaxed the decades-long effort to dispossess and destroy the Modocs. The war did not end with the last shot fired, however. For the first and only time in U.S. history, Native fighters were tried and hanged for war crimes. The surviving Modocs were packed into cattle cars and shipped from Fort Klamath to the corrupt, disease-ridden Quapaw reservation in Oklahoma, where they found peace even more lethal than war. The Modoc War tells the forgotten story of a violent and bloody Gilded Age campaign at a time when the federal government boasted officially of a “peace policy” toward Indigenous nations. This compelling history illuminates a dark corner in our country’s past.

The Modoc

Author: Francine Topacio

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1538324709

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 9807

The Modoc lived in what is now the border area of California and Oregon. When American settlers arrived in the area, they found between 600 and 800 Modoc people. What was life like for the Modoc people? What hardships did they face? Like many other American Indian groups, the Modoc were affected by the arrival of the Europeans. Many of them died from illnesses to which the Europeans were immune. The European presence would eventually become essential to the Modoc lifestyle. The information contained within this book provides readers with an all-encompassing perspective on the history of the Modoc and what their lives are like today.

Remembering the Modoc War

Author: Boyd Cothran

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469618613

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 322

On October 3, 1873, the U.S. Army hanged four Modoc headmen at Oregon's Fort Klamath. The condemned had supposedly murdered the only U.S. Army general to die during the Indian wars of the nineteenth century. Their much-anticipated execution marked the end of the Modoc War of 1872–73. But as Boyd Cothran demonstrates, the conflict's close marked the beginning of a new struggle over the memory of the war. Examining representations of the Modoc War in the context of rapidly expanding cultural and commercial marketplaces, Cothran shows how settlers created and sold narratives of the conflict that blamed the Modocs. These stories portrayed Indigenous people as the instigators of violence and white Americans as innocent victims. Cothran examines the production and circulation of these narratives, from sensationalized published histories and staged lectures featuring Modoc survivors of the war to commemorations and promotional efforts to sell newly opened Indian lands to settlers. As Cothran argues, these narratives of American innocence justified not only violence against Indians in the settlement of the West but also the broader process of U.S. territorial and imperial expansion.