Near Tulelake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The End of the Modoc War
—Lava Beds National Monument —
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 41° 45.894′ N, 121° 33.39′ W. Marker is near Tulelake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Hill Road (County Road 10), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located within the boundaries of the Lava Beds National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Volcanic Classroom (here, next to this marker); Spatter Cones (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ambush at Midday - The Thomas-Wright Battle of April 26, 1873 Beds of Lava (approx. 1.3 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 2 miles away); River of Rocks - The Devils Homestead Lava Flow (was approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Last Meeting of the Peace Commission (approx. 3.7 miles away); Canby Cross (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulelake.
Also see . . . A Brief History of the Modoc War. A pamphlet published by the National Park Service detailing the Modoc War.
The Modoc War was the only major Indian War fought in California, and the only one in which a general of the regular Army was killed.* Taking into consideration the number of people involved, this was one of the most costly wars in our history. There were no more than 60 Modoc fighters, and the maximum number of United States troops present at any one time was 600. The war itself ran from November 29, 1872 until June 1, 1873, although tensions leading up to the war began as early as 1826. At the end of the war, the fatalities included 53 United States soldiers, 17 civilians, and 15 Modoc warriors (only five of whom were killed in battle) (Submitted on February 22, 2013.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 3. submitted on February 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.