Massacres/Mass Murder · Racially Motivated · Wyoming

The Rock Springs riot

September 2, 1885 Rock Springs, Wyoming A riot between white and Chinese miners breaks out, leaving 28-50 immigrant workers dead and 15 injured The riot was sparked by white miners' anger at the preferential hiring of Chinese miners. The Chinese miners received a smaller wage than their white counterparts, making them a more ideal candidate… Continue reading The Rock Springs riot