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Japanese-American Internment - CAMP POSTON

After he was forced to leave his home, Tom Tanaka—together with thousands of other Japanese-Americans—arrived at an internment camp, in Arizona, known as Poston. Tom created this painting of the Poston Camp on May 17, 1942. It is online via Wikimedia Commons; license:  CC BY-SA 3.0.

 

According to the National Archives, the Poston, Arizona internment camp was located "on the Colorado River Indian Reservation." In these War Relocation photographs, the site is "partially developed." Perhaps a river is nearby, but it isn’t noticeable in these pictures.

Families sent to Minidoka, Idaho found themselves in a much different climate. There, children played in the snow instead of the desert.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5124stories and lessons created

Original Release: Feb 01, 2002

Updated Last Revision: Sep 01, 2017


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