A group of about 135 supporters, including representatives of Chinese American communities in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and members of the Chinese Massacre
Community members install memorial at Chinese Massacre Cove
This year marks the fifth year of the annual two-day Chinese Remembering conference held in Lewiston, Idaho. Each conference relates the history of the Chinese in Idaho and the Northwest, with the second day of the conference dedicated to visiting sites in Hells Canyon that were occupied by the Chinese.
Chinese massacre memorial planned in Hells Canyon in June
Next year will mark the 125th anniversary of the massacre of as many as 34 Chinese gold miners in Hells Canyon at what is today named Chinese Massacre Cove. A memorial to the miners is being developed and will be dedicated at the site next June 22. “We cannot give the victims justice after so […]
June 23–24: Fourth Annual Chinese Remembering Conference held in Lewiston
The Fourth Annual Chinese Remembering Conference was held at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. The event remembered the nearly three dozen Chinese gold miners massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon in 1887. The conference brought together historians and others to talk of the Chinese who once lived and worked in the region during the gold-mining […]
June 24–25: Book tour for “Massacred for Gold” and third Chinese Remembering conference are held
The third Chinese Remembering conference, part of the Chinese Remember project, was held in Lewiston.
Editorial: Those massacred for gold get a memorial, 122 years later
In 1887, more than 30 Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. They wanted the gold dust that the Chinese had painstakingly accumulated. Historians and scholars debate the exact number of miners. Only 11 names are known. The gold was never recovered.
Historians track Chinese history in Idaho
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A black ponytail in a 1920s mason jar, empty graves in an Idaho forest cemetery, a massacre in an isolated river canyon — they’re all links in the little-told story of the Chinese in Idaho, who came by the thousands but then drastically left at the turn of the century.