Hell's Canyon, Snake River Valley, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Visitor InformationWallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon
Period of significance: 1887
On May 27, 1887, approximately 31 Chinese were massacred over a two-day period at Hells Canyon as a result of labor disputes. Chea Po of the Sam Yup (Sanyi) Company was the leader of the community. None of the six men arrested were found guilty for this bloody attack.