National Register of Historic Places in Siskiyou County

National Register #73000259: Captain Jack's Stronghold in Lava Beds National Monument, California

National Register #73000259: Captain Jack's Stronghold in Lava Beds National Monument, California
23 September 2006
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National Register #73000259
Captain Jack's Stronghold
Captain Jacks Stronghold Trail
(Monument Road at Rim Road)
Lava Beds National Monument
Year: 1873

Here, in 1873, approximately seventy Modoc Indians led by Captain Jack took refuge from the United States Army, who had orders to move the Indians to a reservation.

The site consists of lava flow formations which create natural defenses in cracks and caves and the remains of about 130 man-made rock fortifications.

Captain Jack's Stronghold is also California Historical Landmark 9.

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