Massacred for Gold

R. Gregory Nokes talked about his book, Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon, in which he recounts the events of the massacre from when bodies… read more

R. Gregory Nokes talked about his book, Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon, in which he recounts the events of the massacre from when bodies were first discovered to the subsequent trial of six men and boys over a year later. During this time, witnesses admitted to have little interest in convicting anyone for crimes against Chinese immigrants and they were found not guilty by a jury. A cover-up followed and the massacre was soon forgotten over the next 100 years until a Wallowa County clerk found the hidden records in an unused safe.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Salem, Oregon, from February 3-6 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

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Massacred for Gold

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Program ID:
317732-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Salem, Oregon, United States
First Aired:
Mar 01, 2014 | 1:06pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 02, 2014 | 10:32am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 01, 2014 | 1:06pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 02, 2014 | 10:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
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