Events

The Chinese in Idaho

When:
May 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am
2020-05-27T11:00:00-06:00
2020-05-27T11:15:00-06:00
Where:
NRCS Idaho Area West Office, Conference Room
1848 S. Mountain View Rd.
Ste. 3, Moscow
ID
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Aubrey Hoxie
(208) 209-4350

Speaker:  Priscilla Wegars

The Chinese began coming to Idaho in the mid-1860s.  While most were then employed as miners, they also performed a wide variety of other occupations, and made important contributions to the growth and development of Idaho as a state.  This presentation provides background on Chinese immigration and focuses on the Chinese experience in Idaho, including occupations, geographical distribution, customs, anti-Chinese legislation, and other topics as requested.  Excavations of Chinese archaeological sites in Idaho have shown that the Chinese here relied mostly on familiar products imported from China, but utilized American-made goods on occasion.