Today in 1873: Modoc leader Kintpuash, known as Captain Jack among whites, is executed at Fort Klamath, Oregon. For six months, Kintpuash has defeated all U.S. Army forces sent against him and his small band of warriors. Twenty years ago, in the 1850s, white settlers invaded the Modoc territory and seized the best land, expecting the Indians to submit. When the Modocs resisted, the whites attempted to exterminate them. But the Indians fought back for two decades. After today’s execution, Kintpuashs body will be embalmed and put in a carnival display for 10 cents a look. The surviving Modocs will be exiled to Indian Territory –what will become known as Oklahoma. In 1909, the 51 remaining Modocs will be allowed to return to Oregon.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
The University Lectures Committee presents a lecture by Professor Dean Spade, Seattle University School of Law, on “Normal Life: Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of the Law.” This is today at 5pm in Room 121 at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. For more info, call Meggan at 307-760-6954
Tonight, the documentary “The True Story of Che Guevara” will be shown at 7pm at UW Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street. Enter on Park Street side. This is free, and sponsored by the Madison Infoshop. More info at 262-9036.
Tonight, the League of Women Voters of Dane County Issues Forum is “There’s More to Health than Just Medicine: A Population Health Perspective .” This is tonight at 7pm at the Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 West Main Street. Free parking is available in the ramp across the street. This is free and open to the public. For more info, call 232-9447, or visit lwvdanecounty.org. The website offers the full report of the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.