Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Study Guide The Ordeal of Captain Jack Summary & Analysis

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California Indian tribes are known for their gentle ways until provoked by Spanish or American people. Kintpuash also known as Captain Jack leads the most well known tribe called the Modocs. The Modocs, who live on the California / Oregon border, do not encounter white people until the 1850's, when skirmishes begin for control of the land. U.S. politicians arrange for the Modocs to live in a reservation in Oregon. Unfortunately, the reservation sits on land originally belonging to the Klamath Indians who treat the Modocs reprehensibly for the intrusion.

Tiring of the constant skirmishes, the Modocs return to one of their original homes in the Lost River Valley, but the white people do not want the Modocs in the area. The government forcibly attempts to move the Modocs back to the Klamath Reservation but Captain Jack and his...

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