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, forcing them into one of ten prison camps spread across the nation because of their ethnicity. 

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The new Visitor Center at Minidoka NHS opened February 22, 2020

Minidoka NHS New Visitor Center

The VC includes a theater, new park film, new interactive exhibits, and a bookstore.

Join us from June 13, 2020 to August 16, 2020 for our pilgrimage.

Tadaima: A Community Virtual Pilgrimage

From June 13, 2020 to August 16, 2020 the National Park Service and the Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages (JAMP) will co-host Tadaima.

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Bainbridge Island Memorial

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

Want to learn about the incarceration experience? Visit the site.

The Incarceration Experience

Want to learn more about the incarceration experience? This story has much to teach people.

A written guide to help you access family records.

A Guide for Accessing Family Records

A written guide to help you access your family records.

You can become a Minidoka Jr Ranger by completing a booklet.

Minidoka Jr. Rangers are Special

You can become a Minidoka Jr Ranger by learning about Minidoka and completing a booklet.

Last updated: August 3, 2020

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Hagerman, ID 83332

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208-825-4169

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