Finding Indian War Battlefields Of Southern Oregon

Mar 7, 2016

Archaeologists from the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology--SOULA--thrilled in recent years to a key discovery. 

Finding sites of old battles has proven difficult.
Credit USDA Forest Service

Crews found the site of the battle of "Hungry Hill," which the American military powers-that-be probably wanted to forget. 

The battle pitted the Army against Native Americans in the Rogue River Indian Wars, and the native people won the battle--under the leadership of a woman. 

SOULA team members Chelsea Rose and Mark Tveskov return to The Exchange to talk about the battle, the war, and finding evidence of early clashes between settlers and natives.