Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology

The Beginning Of The End

2012 / 26 minutes / Directed by Kelsea Rossow and Andrew Reuther

In 1872 a small group of Modoc men, women and children refused to be confined to a reservation and sought refuge in the area now known as the Lava Beds National Monument. After keeping the US Army at bay all winter, in the Spring of 1873 the Modoc's leader, Captain Jack, shot and killed General Edward Canby, the only US General killed in the so-called Indian Wars. This film tells the epic story of the Modoc War and why so few know of it today.

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