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Modoc Culture and History

As a complement to our Modoc language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Modoc tribe and their society. The emphasis of these pages is on Modocs and other American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Modoc history is interesting and important, but the Modoc Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Modoc Websites

Modoc Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Modoc Indian language.
Modoc Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Modoc culture.
Modoc Legends:
    Collection of Modoc Indian legends and folktales.

Modoc Tribal and Community Websites

Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
     Official homepage of the Oklahoma Modoc tribe.
The Klamath Tribes
     Homepage of the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin confederated tribes of Oregon.

Maps of Modoc Lands

Oregon Indian Map * California Language Map Site:
    Maps showing traditional Klamath and Modoc territory.

Modoc Lifestyle and Tradition

Native Americans Around Mount Shasta: Modoc:
    Overview of Modoc culture and history, with photographs.
The Modoc Indians:
     Article on Modoc history and culture.
Modoc Legends:
    Collection of Modoc Indian legends and folktales.
Modoc Authors:
    Modoc writers, their lives and work.
Variations on Native Californian Themes:
    Guitar adaptations of traditional Modoc and other California Indian songs.
Klamath Indian Baskets:
    Klamath, Modoc, and other California Indian artwork for sale online. With many photographs.
Klamath-Modoc Basket Hat * Indian Dress * Indian Hats * Indian Hairstyles:
    Modoc and other California Indian clothing.
Modoc Flag:
    Modoc flags.
Modoc License Plates:
    Oklahoma Modoc license plate.

Modoc Politics, Issues and News

Modoc Tribe News and Events:
    News bulletin from the Oklahoma Modoc tribe.
Klamath-Modoc-Yahooskin News:
    Online news from the Oregon Klamath-Modoc tribes.

Books for sale on the Modoc Indians
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Life Amongst the Modocs: Unwritten History
     Ethnography of the Modoc Indian tribe for sale online.
The Indian History of the Modoc War * Hell With the Fire Out: A History of the Modoc War
     History books on the Modoc War of 1869-1872.
The Modocs of California and Oregon
     Illustrated book for kids about the Modoc Indian tribe.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Modoc.
Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Modocs and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Modoc:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Modoc tribe.
  Modoc links.
  Pueblo Modoc:
  Information about the Modocs in Spanish.

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