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Season 11 Episode #1102

Massacre at Hells Canyon an Oregon Experience

Broadcasts: January 23, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], January 25, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV], January 30, 9:30 p.m. [OPB TV], February 1, 2:30 a.m. [OPB TV], October 16, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], October 18, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV]


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.

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Massacre At Hells Canyon

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017 9 p.m.

Hells Canyon is the site of what may be the worst massacre of Chinese by whites in U.S. history. For more than 100 years, evidence of the murders was hidden away, and the story long forgotten.

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