Night Out at the Museum with Author Cheewa James

Updated March 29, 2024
Listen to author Cheewa James discuss her family's and tribal history of the Modoc Wars. Cheewa, a member of Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma, researched her Modoc ancestry for years and was captivated by the events of the Modoc War. The Modoc War was one of the costliest Indian wars every fought. During the six-month Modoc War, 55 warriors were against 1,000 soldiers in one of the most rugged and rocky terrains on the California and Oregon border. Cheewa explores the events of the Modoc War through firsthand accounts and oral tradition while also connecting with her family members living through the conflict. Her book, Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn’t Die, explores her extensive research and family ties to the survivors of the Modoc Wars. 

Copies of her book will be available at the museum for purchase. This is a free event and welcomes visitors of all ages. Light refreshments will be served. This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Inspire! Grant for Small Museums. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Night Out at the Museum
An Evening with Cheewa James
Saturday April 13, 2024

7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm

at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site
1970 Johnson Ranch Dr