Idaho Experience

Forgotten Neighbors: Idaho's Chinese Immigrants

Season 1 Episode 3 | 26m 48s

In 1870 nearly one-third of the Idaho Territory’s population was Chinese. Most of these individuals were men who worked in mines, though a handful of Chinese women found their way to Idaho. Although the majority of the workers ultimately returned to China, they left a substantial impact on the American West, through the infrastructure they built and the Western culture they influenced.

Aired: 07/26/18

Rating: TV-G

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Anne Voillequé and Louise Nelson; Judy and Steve Meyer; Friends of Idaho Public Television, Friends of Idaho Public Television Endowment, Corporation for Public Broadcasting