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Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon



In 1887, more than thirty Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. Massacred for Gold, the first authoritative account of the unsolved crime, unearths the evidence that points to an improbable gang of seven rustlers and schoolboys, one only fifteen, as the killers.

Massacred for Gold traces the author’s long personal journey to expose details of the massacre and its aftermath, and to understand how one of the worst of the many crimes committed by whites against Chinese laborers in the American West was for so long lost to history.

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Book Title:
Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon
H. Gregory Nokes
Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2009


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