Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Massacred for Gold

"Not only did the Chieftain delay nearly a year before reporting the murders, the April 19, 1888, edition that finally carried the story was missing from the newspaper's files. Rick Swart, the editor of the Chieftain, helped me search through the musty cardboard boxes containing the newspaper's early editions, kept in the basement of the Chieftain's one-story Bowlby-stone building in Enterprise." -- Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon by R. Gregory Nokes This quote exemplifies the book by showing the detail Nokes includes about the 1887 massacre of over 30 Chinese gold miners in Oregon's Hell's Canyon (for further example, he had earlier explained what "Bowlby-stone" is), as well as his personal involvement in the more recent investigation. Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


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