Last Meeting of the Peace Commission

Last Meeting of the Peace Commission (HM16Y4)

Location: Tulelake, CA 96134 Siskiyou County
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N 41° 49.091', W 121° 32.605'

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By April 1873, months of peace talks to end the Modoc War had gone nowhere. General E.R.S. Canby found himself caught between President Grant's Indian Peace Policy and the desire of some settlers to have the Army eliminate the Modoc band. The Modoc leader, Captain Jack, was also caught between peace and war factions. Some Modoc argued that - as in their own tradition - once the leaders of an army were killed, the soldiers would retreat. They pressured Captain Jack to act.

Within minutes of a similar attack at Hospital Rock, eight Modoc attacked the commissioners with hidden weapons. When it was over, General Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were dead, and Indian Agent Alfred Meacham lay seriously wounded. The Peace Policy came to an end.
HM NumberHM16Y4
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker Condition
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:46am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] LINDSAY RHEA   
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 620975 N 4630615
Decimal Degrees41.81818333, -121.54341667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 49.091', W 121° 32.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 49' 5.46" N, 121° 32' 36.30" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-217 Unnamed Road, Tulelake CA 96134, US
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I Saw The Marker

Seen the marker today, was water damaged and starting to get hard to read. Thd history of this area is unbelievable!

Feb 20, 2016 at 10:36pm PST by lindsayrhea

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