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The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Aage

On a cold, rainy dawn in late November 1872, cavalry lieutenant Frazier Boutelle and a Modoc Indian nicknamed Scarface Charley leveled weapons at each other and fired. Their duel ignited a conflict that capped a decades-long campaign of genocide emblematic of the United States' conquest of of Native America's peoples and lands. Robert Aquinas McNally tells the wrenching story of the Modoc War of 1872–73, illuminating a dark, forgotten corner in our national history.

"Well-paced with vividly drawn characters and exciting, dramatic prose, Robert Aquinas McNally has written the most thoroughly researched and historically accurate narrative history of the Modoc War to date. A tour de force of historical storytelling, The Modoc War is an insightful exploration of one of America's most important but forgotten Indian wars."

-- Boyd Cothran, author of Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence