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Ep 193 Hells Canyon Redux

Being that May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I wanted to share a story that would highlight violence against those in the AAPI community, then I remembered one of the first cases I covered, way back in September of 2019, The Hells Canyon Massacre. Since that time, the story has received more media coverage, and my research abilities have improved, so I wanted to revisit the case and share even more of the story of Hells Canyon and how it isn’t a hidden shadow in Oregon’s history, but rather a cornerstone to its racist foundation.  

Episode Host: Alisha Holland 

Row 1: Only article announcing the murders (Lewiston Teller), Haxeltine, M.M. (OPB)

Row 2: Hells Canyon near Baker, OR (OSU Library), Hells Canyon (OSU Library)

Row 3: Miners on Salmon River (Historical Museum at St Gertrude), Frank Vaughn (Oregonian)

Row 4: Sign at Chinese Massacre Cove (The Oregon Encyclopedia), Xinmin Liang (The Liang Family on Reddit)

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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area - Fast Facts | History and Overview - Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: A Commemorative | Observances Legal Research Guide | Expulsion of Chinese from Oregon City, 1886 | Stranger didn’t utter a word before bashing Asian man on Portland waterfront, victim says - | My father in-law was attacked/beaten with a large (5" diameter) wooden stick on the waterfront boardwalk on the exhibition center side of the river yesterday (Mar 12th) morning... : r/Portland | Fundraiser by Marffy Liang : Xinmin Liang | Oregonian March 13 1886 | Oregonian March 5 1886 | Oregonian Archive- OpEd | Oregonian- April 30 1887 Reported Death From Violence | Tacoma riot of 1885 - Wikipedia | The 27 — The Tacoma Method | Lewiston June Weather, Average Temperature (Idaho, United States) | Lewiston Daily Teller Thu, Jun 16, 1887 ·Page 3 | Different Types of Gold - The Field Guide | Lewiston Teller- June 16 1887- General News“A Most Daring Outrage” | Chinese Labor and the Iron Road - Golden Spike National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service). | Sylvester Pennoyer (1831-1902) | Hells Canyon Murders Reveal Dark, Racist Past | The terrible secret of Hells Canyon | Hells Canyon - OSU Library | Hells Canyon near Baker, Oregon - OSU Library | 2 - Hells Canyon near Baker, Oregon - OSU Library

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