• View through the barbed wire from inside the camp looking east.


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Entrance to Minidoka Relocation Center 1943

View of the entrance to Minidoka Relocation Center

National Archive

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition First of Its Kind To Celebrate Asian Pacific American History

Asian and Pacific Americans make up more than 5 percent of the U.S. population—more than 17 million people—and those numbers are growing. Their ancestral roots represent more than 50 percent of the world, extending from East Asia to Southeast Asia, and from South Asia to the Pacific Islands and Polynesia.

In commemoration of this important history, “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” will open at the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH), on September 20, 2014 run through November 30, 2014. “I Want the Wide American Earth” was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The Empty Chair in its setting with one remaining string of cranes for company.

The Empty Chair in its setting with one remaining string of cranes for company.



The Empty Chair Committee has established a memorial to honor those Juneau Japanese who were forcibly removed during the war as well as to recognize the loyal Juneau friends who welcomed them home and helped them pick up their lives again. This project is sponsored by members of the Juneau High School Class of 1958 and their friends, with the support of the Juneau community.

The Empty Chair


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