• LOCATION 23 | The Modoc War: A Homeland Lost

    On Matney Way

    You should now be on Matney Way.

    In a moment, you're going to get your first glance of Modocs' beloved Lost River - whose banks downstream formed the center of the newly proposed reservation. Now, there were Modoc sympathizers in high places who supported this option, including Alfred Meacham and Brigadier General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby - who will come back in a big way later. Had the push for this small reservation won out, I wonder, once again, if war could have been averted. But the sentiment to remove the Modoc was about to lead to a tragic turn of events.

The Modoc War: A Homeland Lost