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 prison camps spread across the nation all because of their ethnicity. This is Minidoka's story. Read More
Lessons in History
Visiting Minidoka NHS
Visitors from around the world learn about this sad chapter of US history at this historic site.
Last updated: December 6, 2017