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n. pl. Modoc or Mo·docs
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting an area of the Cascade Range in south-central Oregon and northern California, with present-day populations in south-central Oregon and northeastern Oklahoma.
2. The dialect of Klamath spoken by the Modoc.


(ˈmoʊ dɒk)

n., pl. -docs, (esp. collectively) -doc.
1. a member of an American Indian people of extreme NE California and S Oregon.
2. the language of the Modoc, closely akin to Klamath.
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When they was Indian-fightin' up there with the Modoc Indians, a lot of the miners an' settlers took a hand.
They recollected a wagon-train of Oregon settlers that'd been killed by the Modocs four years before.
In addition to its videos, press releases, and news updates, MODOC publishes a well-designed newsletter highlighting milestones in their Puppies for Parole program, which enlists the help of offenders to socialize rescue dogs and make them more adoptable.
The US Forest Service said a blaze in Modoc County in the north-eastern corner of the state claimed the life of one firefighter.
March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- bioskin and Modoc Research Services, Inc.
com)-- On Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:00pm (PST) Representatives of the State of Jefferson movement will submit two declarations from Modoc and Siskiyou counties to withdraw from the State of California.
But OR-7's journey was one for the ages - he loped his way through Baker, Grant, Harney, Deschutes, Lake, Klamath, Douglas and Jackson counties in Oregon, and through Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, Plumas and Tehema counties in California, becoming the first wolf to visit California in a century.
Within the intimacies of incarceration and war, Yamashita imagines that Japanese Americans are made native to the land through their exile because it can be made to parallel the dispossession of American Indians; within the course of the novel, Japanese Americans become the spiritual heirs of the Modoc Indians to whom Tule Lake belongs.
The Bank operates eleven branches located in the counties of Plumas, Lassen, Placer, Nevada, Modoc and Shasta.
He was near Tule Lake that day to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the war that had broken out between a band of Modoc Indians and U.
This 1928 booklet for Modoc County, in the state's far northeast corner, maintains the artistic appeal of such memorabilia (note the pristine California countryside with its farms and orchard), but its allure is grounded in reality.