Slavery on trial in the oregon territory

Watch KBTC’s “Of Race and Reconciliation”


In 1885, Chinese immigrants residing in Tacoma, Washington were forcefully expelled from the city against the backdrop of increasing tensions between them and American citizens caught in an economic downturn.

R. Gregory Nokes is among those interviewed. He shares relevant background related to research for his book, Massacred for Gold, which┬áis the first authoritative account of the long-forgotten 1887 massacre of as many as 34 Chinese gold miners in Oregon’s Hells Canyon.