Near Imnaha in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Chinese Massacre Cove
(The text of this marker is in English, Sahaptin (Nez Percé), and Chinese)
No one was held accountable.
Mita' aptit wax piilept celmenm
maqsmaqs kicuy pi'lyaw'aat
Weet'u 'isii wepsisukin'
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Law Enforcement • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 45° 46.68′ N, 116° 39.36′ W. Marker is near Imnaha, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Touch for mapTouch 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.)
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 244 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.