MODOC WAR

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/14/2014 - 2:00am - 2:59am
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.opb.org
PSIP Description: 
Revisit the battle scenes of this 1872 American Indian war, one of the costliest in U.S. history.
Long Description: 
The Modoc War of 1872 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history. For seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers. The international press took notice and people were enthralled as one of the last real-life Wild West battles unfolded on the American frontier. Again and again, the small band of Indians overcame incredible odds to protect their way of life. "The Modoc War" revisits the battle scenes, and uses rare historical images and original wood cut drawings from the period. Additionally, interviews with Modoc descendants and written first-hand accounts bring the Modoc War to life.