Oregon Experience

Massacre at Hells Canyon

Season 11 Episode 1102 | 27m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

Chinese immigrants were instrumental in building the West, but they faced unprecedented legalized discrimination and violence. In 1887, a gang of Wallowa County men killed as many a 34 Chinese gold miners along the Snake River. For over a century the murders were covered up, and no one was held accountable. Today, the massacre at Hells Canyon is finally acknowledged.

Aired: 01/23/17

Rating: TV-G

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