Lessons in History

The Pearl Harbor attack intensified existing hostility towards Japanese Americans. As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry (Nikkei) had to leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind, and were forced into one of ten prison camps spread across the nation.

This is Minidoka's story.

The site's one-story visitor center, built from a converted warehouse.

Visiting Minidoka National Historic Site

Explore the new visitor center and exhibits, take a tour, and enjoy self-guided walking trails.

Wooden and stone memorial that curves along a sidewalk.

Bainbridge Island Memorial

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, a site on Bainbridge Island, WA, established to honor those who were removed.

Junior ranger booklets and badges on a table with a ranger hat and a green NPS tablecloth.

Become a Junior Ranger

Complete activities to earn a junior ranger badge or patch!

A screencap of the film's title card: Minidoka, An American Concentration Camp

Watch the Park Film

Watch the official park film, "Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp".

Last updated: January 18, 2023

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