Anti-Chinese violence in Washington


Anti-Chinese violence in Washington

There were at least several incidents of anti-Chinese violence in Washington, a United States territory and later, a U.S. state, which occurred during the 19th Century. Following the Rock Springs Massacre, in Wyoming, in September 1885 a wave of anti-Chinese riots and incidents occurred in Washington.Gardner, A. Dudley. [http://www.wwcc.wy.edu/wyo_hist/ev.wyoming_and_the_chinese.htm Wyoming and the Chinese] , "Wyoming History," Western Wyoming Community College. Retrieved 12 March 2007] There were riots and mob actions in Issaquah (then known as Squak, Washington), Seattle and Tacoma which resulted in at least four people being killed and extensive property damage.Long, Priscilla. " [http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=2746 White and Indian hop pickers attack Chinese] ," "The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History", 1 July, 2000. Retrieved 12 March, 2007.] Crowley, Walt. " [http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=1057 Anti-Chinese Activism - Seattle] ," "The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History", May 2, 1999. Retrieved 12 March, 2007.]

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*Issaquah riot of 1885
*Seattle riot of 1886
*Tacoma riot of 1885

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