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The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude invites you to attend our 10th Annual Fall Lecture Series. The next presentation will be held in Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
In 1887, more than thirty Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. Massacred for Gold is the first authoritative account of the unsolved crime. The book unearths the evidence that points to an improbable gang of seven rustlers and schoolboys, one only fifteen, as the killers. Massacred for Gold traces the author’s long personal journey to expose details of the massacre and its aftermath, and to understand how one of the worst of the many crimes committed by whites against Chinese laborers in the American West was for so long lost to history.
R. Gregory Nokes, the author, has traveled the world as a reporter and editor for The Associated Press and The Oregonian. His reporting has resulted in a formal designation of the massacre site as Chinese Massacre Cove. Mr. Nokes earned a B.A. from Willamette University and attended Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow. He and his wife, Candise, live in West Linn, Oregon.
Over the last two summers, The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in cooperation with Lewis Clark State College has co-sponsored a two-day history conference in Lewiston. Each event, entitled “Chinese Remembering”, has been devoted to learning about the Chinese in Idaho history. The event is highlighted by a day of lectures followed by an all-day jet boat trip to sites thought once occupied by the Chinese in Hells Canyon, including Chinese Massacre Cove. The third and final conference will be held in the summer of 2010. Greg Nokes has been one of the speakers at each conference.