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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 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 rustlers and schoolboys, one only fifteen, as the killers. The crime was discovered weeks after it happened, but no charges were brought for nearly a year, when gang member Frank Vaughan, son of a well-known settler...
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