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One Eyed Jim Barncho
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 28, 1875
San Francisco County
California, USA

DATE OF DEATH: 05/28/1875

Modoc warrior

Ref: VA Grave Locator

From National Park Service:

"Most prisoners held on Alcatraz were U.S. military personnel. Notable exceptions included Southern sympathizers/supporters during the Civil War, conscientious objectors during WWI, and a number of Native Americans, beginning in 1873. On June 5 of that year the first Indian prisoner arrived. Paiute Tom was on a transfer from Camp McDermit in Nebraska for reasons now unknown. Also unknown is the reason why a guard shot and killed him 2 days later. Some authors have speculated that he was shot while attempting to escape.

Later the same year Barncho and Sloluck (Modoc) were sent to the Rock. At Fort Klamath Oregon, along with 4 other Modocs, they had been sentenced to be hanged by the neck until they be dead for murder and assault with intention to kill in violation of the laws of war. Unknown to either Barncho or Sloluck at the time, President Ulysses S.Grant had commuted their (but not the other 4) sentences to life imprisonment on Alcatraz. On the last day of September a Colonel Wheaton at the District of the Lakes, Fort Klamath, wrote "Six graves for the burial of the condemned are dug near and in front of the Guardhouse just outside the parade ground fence." A scaffold was built to hang 6 men at a time. Colonel Wheaton had been ordered to let the two know of their commuted sentence just moments before the scheduled hanging. Only after meeting with their families, and after being escorted to the gallows, were Barncho and Sloluck made aware of the presidential order when they were returned to the stockade before the other 4 were simultaneously hung. All 4 of their heads were removed and shipped to the Army Medical Museum. Little of Barncho and Sloluck's stay on the island made the Army records. On May 28, 1875 Barncho died of scrofula, and was buried at Fort McDowell on nearby Angel Island. Around 1946 the cemetery on Angel Island was moved to the Golden Gate National Cemetery in Colma California, Section E, Lot 357. Sloluck was on Alcatraz until February 1878 (the longest stay of any of the Indian prisoners on Alcatraz) when he was sent to Fort Leavenworth and then on to join the remaining Modoc people now exiled in Indian Territory."
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Sec E Site #357
Maintained by: MN Researcher
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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One Eyed Jim Barncho
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