Lava Fortress

Lava Fortress (HM16Y6)

Location: Tulelake, CA 96134 Siskiyou County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 49.3', W 121° 30.024'

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Captain Jack's Stronghold

"Peaceable if you can, forcibly if you must," ordered Indian Agent T. B. Odeneal. The U.S. Army garrison's task was to bring the Modocs and their leader, Captain Jack, back to the reservation. His refusal started the Modoc War in the fall of 1872.

In early December about 60 Modoc warriors retreated with their families to the lava formations just south of here. The jagged landscape formed a natural fortress where the Modocs withstood two major army assaults. But after the army severed their access to water at Tule Lake, the Modocs were forced from their position in April 1873. The area has since been called Captain Jacks Stronghold.
HM NumberHM16Y6
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:34am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [2] LINDSAY RHEA   
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 624541 N 4631063
Decimal Degrees41.82166667, -121.50040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 49.3', W 121° 30.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 49' 18.00" N, 121° 30' 1.44" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1245 Unnamed Road, Tulelake CA 96134, US
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