Chinese Massacre Cove

Chinese Massacre Cove

Chinese Massacre Cove is an area along the Snake River in Wallowa County, Oregon, United States. It is located in the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, upriver from the Snake's confluence with the Imnaha River.[1]

In 1887 in Oregon's Hells Canyon on the Snake River a gang of at least four white men robbed, murdered and mutilated 31 Chinese men.[2] Three people were brought to trial but none was ever convicted.[3] The area was named Chinese Massacre Cove on October 12, 2005.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Nokes, R. Gregory. "A Most Daring Outrage": Murders at Chinese Massacre Cove, 1887 Oregon Historical Quarterly, Fall 2006. Vol. 107, no. 3. Retrieved 20 March 2007.
  2. ^ Next stop Qochyax Island, Associated Press, 12 October 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Lesson Fifteen: Industrialization, Class, and Race: Chinese and the Anti-Chinese Movement in the Late 19th-Century Northwest," History of Washington State & the Pacific Northwest, Center for Study of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
  4. ^ Committee meeting minutes - October 12, 2005, (PDF), U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Domestic Names Committee, U.S. Geological Survey, October 12, 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2007.

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Coordinates: 45°46′47″N 116°39′18″W / 45.7797222°N 116.6550000°W / 45.7797222; -116.6550000

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