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Near Imnaha in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Chinese Massacre Cove

 
 
Chinese Massacre Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2019
1. Chinese Massacre Cove Marker
Inscription.  
(The text of this marker is in English, Sahaptin (Nez Percé), and Chinese)


Site of the 1887 massacre of as many as 34 Chinese gold miners.
No one was held accountable.

Celmen Waptamaawnin' Toqooxpa
1887 wiwapciyaawnin'
Mita' aptit wax piilept celmenm
maqsmaqs kicuy pi'lyaw'aat
Weet'u 'isii wepsisukin'

華工浴血灘 一八八七年 三十多名金礦華工 在此慘遭殺戳 至今無人入罪
 
Erected 2012.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansLaw EnforcementNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West series list.
 
Location. 45° 46.68′ N, 116° 39.36′ W. Marker is near Imnaha, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Touch for map
Chinese Massacre Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2019
2. Chinese Massacre Cove Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Imnaha OR 97842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Hells Canyon on the Snake River. The only practical access is by boat. There is supposed to be a trail, (instructions how to locate it) ; but you would have the be foolhardy or a gold miner (there isn't any) to try and use them.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hells Canyon massacre. The brutality of the Snake River atrocity was probably unexcelled, whether by whites or Indians, in all the anti-Chinese violence of the American West. After the first day's onslaught at Robinson Gulch, the killers wrecked and burned the camp and then threw the mutilated corpses into the Snake River. (Submitted on August 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Wikipedia article on Chinese Massacre Cove. (Submitted on May 8, 2020.)
 
The only practical access to the Chinese Massacre Cove Marker is by boat. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2019
3. The only practical access to the Chinese Massacre Cove Marker is by boat.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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