The Online Encyclopedia of Wyoming History

Japanese-American internment

Japanese-American internment

The Internment Camp at Heart Mountain, 1942-1945

From 1942 through 1945, about 10,000 Japanese-Americans lived behind barbed wire at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center between Cody and Powell, Wyo. in Park County—one of ten such camps around the nation during World War II. The center for a time was Wyoming’s third-largest town. Offered here are study guides, photos and links to primary and secondary sources for classroom investigation.

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