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“Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Massacred for Gold should be required reading in the American West… Sadly, it took more than 100 years for someone to give this massacre the relentless attention and indignation it has always deserved, but Greg Nokes has finally done it.”

— Jim Lynch, author of The Highest Tide and Border Songs


“Greg Nokes’ diligent and persistent historical research creates in Massacred for Gold both a local and a national context for the murder of 30-some Chinese men near Deep Creek, Oregon in the spring of 1887. It also makes clear why all the young murderers went free. Nokes describes two tragedies then, one of rapacity, the other of a community’s willful denial of its past. Nokes’ book, therefore, is an act of citizenship as much as it is a commendable work of history.”

—Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams and editor of Home Ground

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