Tulelake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Captain Jack's Stronghold
In early December about 60 Modoc warriors retreated with their families to the lava formations just south of here. The jagged landscape formed a natural fortress where the Modocs withstood two major army assaults. But after the army severed their access to water at Tule Lake, the Modocs were forced from their position in April 1873. The area has since been called Captain Jacks Stronghold.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 41° 49.477′ N, 121° 30.037′ W. Marker is in Tulelake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker can be reached from Monument Rim Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Captain Jack's Stronghold interpretive trail near the parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Road to the Stronghold (a few steps from this marker); Shore of Tule Lake (a few steps from this marker); Attack at Hospital Rock (approx. 1.6 miles away); Last Meeting of the Peace Commission (approx. 2.3 miles away); Canby Cross (approx. 2.3 miles away); Attracted to Water (approx. 2.8 miles away); War in the Lava Beds (approx. 2.9 miles away); Modoc War Casualties (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulelake.
Also see . . . Captain Jack’s Stronghold. Captain Jack's Stronghold, part of Lava Beds National Monument, is located at the Perez turnoff, off Highway 139 between Tule Lake and Canby, California. The lava beds made an outstanding stronghold for the Modocs because of the rough terrain, rocks that could be used in fortification, and irregular pathways to evade pursuers. The area originally served as a hunting and gathering area. It is now a national monument managed by the National Park Service. (Submitted on March 3, 2013.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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