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Camp Amache in Southeastern Colorado was one of 10 War Relocation Authority, or internment, camps where US authorities forced Japanese-Americans to live after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II. Home to nearly 7,300 internees from 1942 to 1945, it now is a National Historic Landmark. In 2008, Dr. Bonnie Clark of the University of Denver led a field school at the site, which is threatened by bottle-collecting and cattle-grazing. One highlight of the season was a visit by a former internee who found there a poignant memento of his past.


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Produced in 2008 by the University of Denver.



Web links:


Amache: A Japanese Internment Camp (Amache Preservation Society)

Amache Digital Collections Project (Auraria Library and Colorado State Historical Society)

Amache Japanese Internment Camp, Granada, Colorado (aerial photographs, J. S. and S. W. Aber)

Archaeology Students Uncover Remnants of Life at Camp Amache (University of Denver)

DU Amache Research Project (University of Denver)

Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives, Camp Amache (University of California)

World War II Internee Returns to Camp Amache for Archaeological Dig (audio, Colorado Public Radio, July 10, 2008)