Length: 5 min
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.
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)