Boyd Cothran

Boyd Cothran is an Associate Professor in the History Department of York University (Toronto). He earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota, and his research is focused on Indigenous history, the American West, historical memory, and settler colonialism, among other topics. His book, Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence, was published by the University of Carolina Press in 2014 and won the Robert M. Utley Prize in 2015.

Author's Entries

  • Kintpuash (Captain Jack) (c. 1837-1873)

      Kintpuash (Strikes the Water Brashly), also known as Captain Jack and Kientpoos, was a principal headman of the Modoc tribe during the 1860s and early 1870s. He rose to national prominence during the Modoc War of 1872-1873. Leading a coalition of Modoc bands in a war of resistance against U.S. …

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