Brother Vs. Brother Two Modoc leaders went in opposite directions.

Brother Modocs True West Magazine
Surrender of the Modocs.

Old Schonchin was head chief of the Modoc, and he was responsible for moving the tribe to a reservation in southern Oregon in the mid-1860s.  He wanted nothing but peace with the whites—but his younger brother Schonchin John was among those who disagreed.

He and Captain Jack began a destructive insurrection against the US until they were defeated in 1873 (illustration).  Schonchin John was hanged; Old Schonchin was at the execution and told him, “You are no brother of mine…so now die. I cast you away.”

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