• Summary
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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 22. Modoc War (1872–1873)
Chapter 22. Modoc war (1872–1873)
At Issue

The Modoc War was fought to dislodge the small Modoc tribe from the lava beds of northern California’s Lost River country.

The Conflict

In contrast to the wide-ranging wars on the Great Plains, the Modoc War was fought in a concentrated area, the rugged Lost River Valley of northern California, against fewer than 200 members of a very small tribe numbering perhaps 400–500 ...

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