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March 2013

Modoc: 17 students receive Kindle Fires as part of Modoc grant - Friday afternoon was a day to remember for 17 JOM students at Will Rogers Middle School, as well as their parents. Thanks to a grant received by the school last year from the Modoc tribe for $10,000, the students were awarded a new Kindle Fire.

March 2012

Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn't Die - Presented by Cheewa James on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. at McMenamins Mission, 1624 NW Glisan Street in Portland, OR. It's Free and open to the public. Click Here for the full announcement

Modoc: EOU student makes Modoc War documents more accessible to public - The story of the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73 in Southern Oregon and Northern California is a compelling one -- a tale of about 40 Modoc tribe members, many of who were women and children, holding off 1,100 U.S. Army soldiers. Karen Caverly, an EOU history student, scanned all of the most complete set of historical documents on the Modoc War known to exist, the Don Fisher Papers, into a computer.

February 2012

Klamath-Modoc-Yahooskin: Tribes had 22 million acres around the lake - The Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin tribes had about 22 million acres of aboriginal lands throughout the Klamath Basin. Although the three tribes were not traditionally allies, they agreed in 1864 to cede most of their land to the federal government and live together on a reservation, retaining their hunting, fishing, gathering, and water rights.

Modoc: Pioneering Indian musician Tony Tecumseh dies - Tony Tecumseh, founder and lead singer and guitarist of the 1960s psychedelic band Afterglow, died Sunday in Klamath Falls. He was 71 years old. Tecumseh was a Modoc Indian and famous for forming Afterglow, which released one album in 1968 before breaking up. The album was re-released by Sundazed Records in 1995, and then again on vinyl in 2001.

December 2011

Modoc: NSWC Port Hueneme celebrates Native Heritage Month - Cheewa James, an accomplished author, motivational speaker and direct descendent of the Modoc Indian Tribe, was the featured guest at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme annual observance of Native American Indian and Alaskan Native (NAI-AN) Heritage Month.

November 2011

Modoc: Documentary on television tonight

Modoc: OPB revisits the time when a war bloodied Oregon

Modoc: War documentary to premiere Tuesday on SOPTV

Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn't Die [Paperback]: Cheewa James, a direct Modoc descendant, offers in MODOC: The Tribe That Wouldn t Die an explosive and personal story of her ancestry. A decade of steady research and writing has produced a richly documented, deeply moving narrative. The book also contains 30 fictionalized vignettes. This book is the most comprehensive ever written about this remarkable tribe, covering Modoc ancestral times, the Modoc War, and the practically unknown story of what happened after the war. Its 350 pages contain over 150 blk/wh and color photographs, many rare and never before published.
Hell With the Fire Out: A History of the Modoc War [Hardcover]: The newest book from the critically-acclaimed author of A New World and The Rivals brings to vivid life a violent and all-too-human chapter in the history of the American West. In 1869, Federal Indian Agent Alfred B. Meacham traveled to northern California to convince a band of Modoc Indians to return to the reservation. A bloody war ensued that lasted until 1873 and paved the way for more famous, but equally bloody, battles at Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee.
Life Amongst The Modocs: Unwritten History [Paperback]: First printed in 1873, Joaquin Miller's Life Amongst The Modocs is based on his years among the mining towns and Indian camps of northernmost California during the tumultuous 1850s. Epic in scope and groundbreaking in its blending of fiction and fact, Life Amongst The Modocs is a highly recommended addition to any Native American studies or Western American History reading list. -- Midwest Book Review
The Modocs and Their War (Civilization of the American Indian) [Paperback]: Along the shores of Tule Lake in northern California, in the fall of 1872 three small bands of Modoc Indians joined forces to hold off more than a thousand United States soldiers and settlers trying to dislodge them from their ancient refuge in the lava beds. The 160-odd Indians, led by Captain Jack, fought five battles and several skirmishes. Keith A. Murray presents the Modocs as they appear in history.

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