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Lecture Series - May 1887, What happened?

  • Canyon City Community Center 123 Washington Street Canyon City, OR, 97820 United States (map)

Join Dr. Chuimei Ho and Dr. Bennet Bronson to learn about the events of May, 1887, when residents in Lewiston, Idaho recovered parts of thirty-four Chinese bodies that had drifted down the Snake River. Investigations of the recovery indicated that seven horse thieves from the Enterprise area in Oregon had murdered the Chinese gold miners at Deep Creek Cove on the Snake. Much has been written on the case through the use of local public and private data. Dr. Ho and Dr. Bronson’s presentation will set the historical context of the event, providing a rich discussion that includes contemporary perspectives of Chinese communities in several American cities, including John Day, while tracking a century-long investigation that includes reports from a trip to the village where the victims came from.

Registration is not required for this event or any of the other lectures in this series. We encourage you to arrive early to reserve a spot. For more information about this event, please contact Genevieve Perdue at or 509-525-3136.