"Begin Hindu Murder Trial" (1908)

Short report from the April 23, 1908 edition of the Oregonian on the "Hindu murder trial," in which six white men were charged with murder of Harnam Singh in Boring, Oregon. The report explains, "The state will seek to establish by evidence that the men went to Sandy and became partially intoxicated and then came down to the sawmill with guns, and, taking a position behind the cabin of the Hindu, fired shot after shot, until finally one of the bullets struck the unfortunate man." The report goes on further to suggest that "race prejudice" was the motivation for the men's actions, given that several Hindus were employed in the sawmill days before the shooting occurred.

Law & Justice, Early Immigration

Date: April 23, 1908
Type: Text
Language: English
Source: Oregonian

Item History: 2011-07-27 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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