Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon

R. Gregory Nokes
$18.95 paperback

This is the first authoritative account of the 30 Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon in 1887 that was all but forgotten for 100 years. Six white men and boys, all from northeastern Oregon's remote Wallowa country, were charged with the crime—but three fled, and the others were found innocent by a jury that a witness admitted had little interest in convicting anyone. In bringing this story out of the shadows, Nokes examines the once-substantial presence of Chinese laborers in the interior Pacific Northwest, describing why they came, how their efforts contributed to the region's development, and how too often mistreatment and abuse were their only reward.

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