Our ancestors will live forever as long as we honor and teach their history
We Have Survived- We Shall Remain: In Remembrance to the Modoc War and the Warriors who died for our future.
Tribal Members are invited to a small memorial and dedication of the new head markers of the 4 Modoc Warrior graves.
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Ft. Klamath Museum 10:00am (51400 Highway 62 — Fort Klamath, OR .)
Who: The Klamath Tribes and Klamath County Museum are collaborating to recognize the history of the Modoc War, the Museum history, and the Warriors who died on that horrific day (Oct. 3) 142 years ago.
Why: Earlier this month the Klamath Tribes Elders Committee, the Culture & Heritage Committee, Tribal Council, and the Culture & Heritage Department observed the placement of the new Head Markers of the Modoc Ancestor’s graves. *Captain Jack *Schonchiss (also known as Schonchin John *Black Jim *Boston Charley
For Tribal Members 10am: A small private ceremony for Tribal Members will begin at 10:00am on Oct. 3rd.
*This day marks the 142 Anniversary of the death of these Modoc Warrior. We understand our membership may need this extra time to be on this ground and to remember the history.
*Vice-Chairwoman Kimbol will help facilitate the memorial along with any elders and the Culture & Heritage Department and Committee. All Tribal members welcome.
General Public Welcome at Noon: *Then at NOON the Museum/park will be open to the General Public for everyone. Museum Tours. Photos Displays. Museum History. Modoc War History. Etc…
The Modoc War of 1872 to 1873 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history, considering the number of people involved. For nearly seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers.
The war is largely forgotten to most of the nation, but at the time of the conflict, the story made headlines from London to San Francisco. People were enthralled as one of the last real-life, Wild-West battles unfolded on the American frontier.
For more information contact:
Taylor Tupper- Klamath Tribes News/Information Dept.
Klamath County Museum
1451 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601