Chinese Massacre Cove

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Chinese Massacre Cove is an area along the Snake River in Wallowa County, Oregon, United States. It is located in the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, upriver from the Snake's confluence with the Imnaha River. In May of 1887, it was the location of the Hells Canyon Massacre, where thirty-four Chinese goldminers were ambushed and murdered.[1]


  1. ^ Nokes, R. Gregory (Fall 2006). "A Most Daring Outrage: Murders at Chinese Massacre Cove, 1887". Oregon Historical Quarterly. 107 (3). Archived from the original on 28 January 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2007. 

Coordinates: 45°46′48″N 116°39′18″W / 45.780°N 116.655°W / 45.780; -116.655