The history of North America is shaped by the presence of immigrants from Asia and the Pacific and the native people of the Pacific Islands. Immigrants and their descendant established communities and created distinct cultures in the US. Learn more about their stories and how they enriched our nation.

Courtesy Asia Heritage Foundation : Fiesta Asia Street Fair DC 2014.

Making a Nation

Together, Asian and Pacific Americans make up approximately 6 percent of the U.S. population. Learn more about their stories.

Two women in traditional clothes perform a dance. Photo courtesy NPS.

AAPI Theme Study

This volume explores "place" as a crucial variable in locating Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the history of the American empire.

Girls posing with NPS ranger Courtesy of the NPS.

Find Your Place: AAPI

From the early settlement of the country up to the present day, AAPI communities have changed the face of America.

Last updated: March 21, 2019


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