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Massacred for Gold

The Chinese in Hells Canyon

Massacred for Gold( )
Author: Nokes, R. Gregory
ISBN:978-0-87071-570-9
Publication Date:Oct 2009
Publisher:Oregon State University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.95
Book Description:

In 1887, more than 30 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--one of the worst of the many crimes committed by whites against Chinese laborers in the American West--unearths the evidence that points to an improbable gang of rustlers and schoolboys, one only 15, as the killers.

The crime was discovered weeks after it happened,...
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