Massacred for Gold The Chinese in Hells Canyon

ISBN-10: 0870715704

ISBN-13: 9780870715709

Edition: 2009

Authors: R. Gregory Nokes

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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 family, confessed and turned state’s evidence. Six men and boys, all from northeastern Oregon’s remote Wallowa county, were charged—but three fled, and the others were found innocent by a jury that a witness admitted had little interest in convicting anyone. A cover-up followed, and the crime was all but forgotten for the next one hundred years, until a county clerk in Wallowa County found hidden records in an unused safe. 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 details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Prologue
The Dead
Tales of Murder
"Adventurous Boys"
Miles from Punyu
Why they Came
More Tales of Murder
The Judge and "The Chinaman"
A Personal Journey
The Mon-Tung Camp
Two Investigations
"With Great Regret"
Rock Springs and More
"Deplorable in the Extreme"
The "Innocent"
Vaughan Confesses
"Don't Ask ... Don't Tell"
A Story Changes
Behind the News
On a Merry-Go-Round
Claims for Corpses
A Kind of Trial
Wanted: Horse Thieves
Tightening the Screws
A Second Confession
Blooming Flour
Flight
P.S. Keeping Secrets
The Secret Keepers
And Now, the Journal
The Coffin Maker
Memorial Not
Horner's Epilogue
Epilogue
Appendix
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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