KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Fort Klamath Museum will be open Saturday, Sept. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 3, to provide access to anyone wishing to visit the graves of Modoc Indian leaders who were executed at the fort in 1873.
Captain Jack, whose Modoc name was Kintpuash, was executed along with three others on Oct. 3, 1873, for their role in the killing of an Army general and a minister during a peace conference earlier that year.
The executions symbolically marked an end to the Modoc War of 1872-73, although impacts from the war lingered for many years afterward.
Over the past year, the Klamath County Museum has participated in a variety of programs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war.
Museum staff will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, to provide information about fort’s role in the war, including the trial and execution of four Modoc leaders. The museum grounds will be open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, for tribal members only who wish to visit the site.
Admission to the Fort Klamath Museum is free.
For more information contact the museum at (541) 882-1000.