NEWS: Oregon Senate passes Modoc War Resolution

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The Oregon Senate passes Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, Commemorating the Modoc War of 1872/1873, honoring those who lost their lives in the war, and way of life. Last week the resolution passed the House floor unanimously.

 

The Modoc War Documentary can be viewed on Utube: Modoc War – Oregon Experience

Klamath Tribal News Editor’s Note: After direct discussions with Senator Girod, he revealed that he acted on this Resolution, after he viewed the Modoc War Documentary the Tribe’s assisted with in 2010/2011 with OPB Producer, Kami Horton, for the OPB Series (Oregon Experience).  

*See The Klamath Tribes SCR 12 Support Letter attached.

SCR 12 Klamath Support Letter

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“On behalf of the (Tupper and  Robbins) family: Direct Modoc Descendant’s of  Dr. Duffy, Captain Jack, Winema, Anna Mae Copperfield,  Old Schonchin, Schonchin John, Bogus Charley,  and Scarface Charley – (Modoc War Warriors).

 We are honored to be Modoc and descendant survivor’s of the Modoc War. We are proud to still be here on this earth, to honor our ancestors who sacrificed so much for us to continue.

We, the Tupper/Robbins family, and many other Modoc people who wrote to me here at the tribal office regarding this resolution,  want to personally say,  “Thank Senator Fred Girod,” for recognizing the significance of the Modoc War and for taking direct action to commemorate and honor all those who lost their lives and way of life. Thank you to the Eighteenth Legislative Assembly for remembering and honoring the true history of the indigenous people of Oregon and what took place here in 1872-1873. 

 When we  recognize true history  (both good and bad), it causes us to heal together, and we no longer perpetuate the false inaccuracies of history, that cause strife within the people and nation.

 This Resolution is a direct reflection of the teachings of our Ancestor’s of that era…. They said,  “Naa-nok ?ans naat sat’waYa naat ceewapk dich’eewa – We help each other- We will live good.”

 “Sep-ket-cha” – “Thank you.” Senator Girod

Ms. Taylor R. Tupper (Tribal name: Lamina Wach -Thunder Horse)

Modoc Indian/Hot CreekYoungest Daughter of Rayson Tupper and Cheryl Parrish

Klamath Tribes News/Public Information Dept. Manager

(Klamath, Modoc, Yahooskin Paiute People)


SALEM, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, commemorating the Modoc War of 1872/1873, honoring those who lost their lives in the war, and expressing regret for the expulsion of the Modoc tribe from their ancestral lands in Oregon.

“This tragic event in Oregon’s history is relatively unknown,” said Senator Fred Girod, R-Stayton, who is the chief sponsor of the resolution. “When I learned of the Modoc War and the history of the Modoc tribe in Oregon, I felt that we needed to do something to express regret and remember what happened. While this resolution may be coming nearly 150 years later, I hope that this acknowledgment serves as the catalyst for healing.”

Press release provided from the office of Oregon Senator Fred Girod .

 

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Senate passes resolution commemorating Modoc War

SALEM, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, commemorating the Modoc War of 1872/1873, honoring those who lost their lives in the war, and expressing regret for the expulsion of the Modoc tribe from their ancestral lands in Oregon.
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