History & Culture

Japanese Americans wait to be Finger Printed in route to Tule Lake Segregation Center

Photo by Robert Ross

The Tule Lake National Monument will bring increased understanding of the high price paid by some Americans on the home front. The Tule Lake Segregation Center National Historic Landmark and nearby Camp Tulelake in California were both used to incarcerate Japanese Americans forcibly removed from the west coast of the United States.

They encompass the original segregation center's stockade, the War Relocation Authority Motor Pool, the Post Engineer's Yard and Motor Pool, a small part of the Military Police Compound, several historic structures used to imprison Japanese Americans and to detain German and Italian prisoners of war at Camp Tulelake, and the sprawling landscape that forms the historic setting.

Japanese American Woman is finger printed at Tule Lake Segregation Center

Photo by Robert Ross

Learn more about the Japanese Internment experience from these organizations:

National Historic Sites

Other Organizations
National Japanese American Historical Society>
Japanese American National Museum>
Tule Lake Committee>
Library of Congress>
The National Archives>

Last updated: April 2, 2019

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Tulelake , CA 96134


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