Lessons in History
The Pearl Harbor attack intensified existing hostility towards Japanese Americans. As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 forcing over 120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry (Nikkei) to leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind and move to one of ten Relocation Centers.
This single largest forced relocation in U.S. history is Minidoka's story.
There are limited visitor services on site. Visit the exhibit at Hagerman Fossil Beds Visitor Center including historic pictures, info, and brochures.Read More
The Incarceration Experience
Want to learn more about the incarceration experience? This story has so much to teach us and there are many sources available to visit.Read More
Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial
The Nidoto Nai Yoni (Let it not happen again) Memorial, an 8-acre site on Bainbridge Island, WA, was established May 8, 2008 with Public Law 110-229.Read More
Did You Know?
All war rationing applied to U.S. civilians were also practiced in relocation centers. They were allotted sugar, coffee, and ration points using regulations governing all civilian institutions. Food costs at the centers did not exceed 45c per person per day and sometimes went as low as 31c.