SOPTV is proud to announce a special pre-broadcast screening of OREGON EXPERIENCE: The Modoc War. OPB and the Klamath County Museum are co-presenters of this special pre-screening event on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at the Ross Ragland Theater and Cultural Center, 218 North 7th Street in Klamath Falls. A panel discussion will follow. The screening is free and open to the public. Please join SOPTV at the event to celebrate this production about our local area.
The Modoc War of 1872 to 1873 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history. For nearly seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers. The international press took notice, and from London to San Francisco, people were enthralled as one of the last real-life Wild-West battles unfolded on the American frontier. Again and again, the small band of Indians overcame incredible odds to protect their way of life. But it could not last. Their world was about to change forever.
OREGON EXPERIENCE revisits the battle scenes using rare historical images and original woodcut drawings from the era. Interviews with Modoc descendants and written first-hand accounts bring the Modoc War to life.
Kami Horton, a graduate of Chiloquin High School in Klamath County, produced the documentary and will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.
OREGON EXPERIENCE: The Modoc War will air on Tuesday, November 8 at 9 p.m. on SOPTV.