Malheur County


chinese massacre, Malheur, Paiute

Malheur County

Jordan Creek Chinese Massacre Site. Malheur County.
Jordan Creek in Jordan Valley, Malheur County, was the location of the murder of approximately 50 Chinese who were travelling to the Owyhee mines in 1864. Paiute Native Americans were thought to have been the culprits. Reference: Hanley, 1980: 15, 53, 212; “History of the Avalanche” n.d.


Hanley, Mike and Ellis Lucia.1980. Owyhee Trails. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton printers, Ltd.

“History of the Avalanche.” N.d. Accessed 1/23/11.