Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre

1871 Los Angeles was a dangerous place, especially for the refugees, migrants and troublemakers who lived on Calle De Los Negros, at the heart of Chinatown. Yut Ho, a beautiful young refugee, came to LA and fell in love, only to be drawn into a showdown between two of Chinatown's most notorious gangsters. Before long, the entire city was caught up in a life or death struggle where old-world values of kinship, honor and loyalty clashed with new-world issues of race, sex, and identity. The ensuing conflict would threaten the lives of Yut Ho and all the denizens of Chinatown– and would change the face of Los Angeles forever. This true but largely forgotten event from California's past is brought to you by the Holmes Performing Arts Fund of the Claremont Colleges, the Music Department of Scripps College, the Pacific Basin Institute of Pomona College, the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department at The New England Conservatory, and the Public Events Office at Scripps College. It is hosted by Hao Huang, Micah Huang, and Emma Gies, featuring original music by Micah Huang and The Flower Pistils. A special thanks to Evo Terra from Simpler Media Productions for his expertise and support.

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episode 2: Rebels


Yut Ho and Ah Choy stop for the night at a friendly waypost run by a Native American man. Yut Ho and their host exchange stories and legends, and we learn about the incredible events that led Yut Ho and Ah Choy to leave China.


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episode 1: Outlaws


Yut Ho, newly arrived from China, reunites with her brother Ah Choy and learns about the dangerous realities of living as a second-class citizen outside the law–and about a terrible fate that she has narrowly avoided.


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Now Releasing: Blood on Gold Mountain


Los Angeles, 1871, was the murder capital of the Wild West, and nowhere was wilder or more dangerous than Chinatown. Blood on Gold Mountain is an original storytelling podcast, which follows the journey of Yut-Ho, a young woman who arrives in LA as a refugee, only to become embroiled in a love intrigue, a gang war, and one of the deadliest race riots in American history...


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 2021-03-08  1m
 
 
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