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.

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View of the exhibit located at Hagerman Fossil Beds

Minidoka Exhibit

There are limited visitor services on site. Visit the exhibit at Hagerman Fossil Beds Visitor Center including historic pictures, info, and brochures.

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Eagledale Ferry Dock, Bainbridge Island, WA

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Mem.

The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, an 8-acre site on Bainbridge Island, WA, was established May 8, 2008.

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Dedication of the flag pole at the Stafford Elementary School.

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.

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Examining an actual historic warehouse feature.

Take a field trip to the actual site!

Nothing helps students better connect with the past as visiting the actual place where it happened. Just to imagine the people walking past you.

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