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Issei receiving her redress check (ddr-densho-25-131)
img Issei receiving her redress check (ddr-densho-25-131)
Assistant Attorney General John Dunne presenting a redress check to Kisa Iseri of Ontario, Oregon.
A family on a farm (ddr-densho-300-442)
img A family on a farm (ddr-densho-300-442)
Caption in album: "Nan, Karen, Jan. 1952. George and Dixie Iseri and family - Ontario, Oregon."
A group sitting in a field (ddr-densho-300-441)
img A group sitting in a field (ddr-densho-300-441)
Caption in album: "Nan, Karen, Jan. 1952. George and Dixie Iseri and family - Ontario, Oregon."
Four men sitting against a building (ddr-densho-300-443)
img Four men sitting against a building (ddr-densho-300-443)
Caption in album: "Nan, Karen, Jan. 1952. George and Dixie Iseri and family - Ontario, Oregon."
Three children outside (ddr-densho-300-440)
img Three children outside (ddr-densho-300-440)
Caption in album: "Nan, Karen, Jan. 1952. George and Dixie Iseri and family - Ontario, Oregon."
Parolee report (ddr-densho-25-116)
doc Parolee report (ddr-densho-25-116)
In 1945, Matahichi Iseri lived in Ontario, Oregon, and reported to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-118)
doc Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-118)
Letter to Matahichi Iseri from an immigration officer, requesting that he meet with an immigration inspector in Ontario, Oregon.
Travel Itinerary (ddr-one-3-65)
doc Travel Itinerary (ddr-one-3-65)
Travel itinerary from Ontario, Oregon, to Spokane, Washington. Possibly for Sarah "Sade" Pyatt or Mrs. Sidney Miller when she was traveling to Medical Lake Hospital in Spokane, Washington.
Mochitsuki (ddr-densho-25-137)
img Mochitsuki (ddr-densho-25-137)
George Iseri (left) was originally from the White River Valley in Washington. After the incarceration, he relocated to Ontario, Oregon. He is making mochi (Japanese rice cakes) with his friends. Left to right: George Iseri, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, and Tadao Shigero (originally from Portland, Oregon).
Family travel permit (ddr-densho-25-111)
doc Family travel permit (ddr-densho-25-111)
From 1943 until 1945, the Iseri family resided in Ontario, Oregon, as part of the War Relocation Authority's Seasonal Work Leave Program. In early 1945 they applied to move to Hunt, Idaho, and received this telegram granting permission.
Paul Saito Interview (ddr-one-7-38)
vh Paul Saito Interview (ddr-one-7-38)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Carver and Ontario, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Remained in Ontario during World War II. Drafted into the military in 1945 and served in the Counterintelligence Corps in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Oregon after military service and continued to farm.

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Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-47)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated April 29, 1943. Asks how Kenjiro and George are getting along with their potatoes and beets. She asks if they are living on Mr. Dunaway's place. Notes that the address on their last letter ...

Narrator Paul Saito

Nisei male. Born 1923 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Carver and Ontario, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Remained in Ontario during World War II. Drafted into the military in 1945 and served in the Counterintelligence Corps in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Oregon after military service and continued to farm.
Ruth Sasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-64)
vh Ruth Sasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-64)
Nisei female. Born April 6, 1929, in the Dalles, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham-Troutdale area of Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, married and raised a family in Ontario, Oregon.

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Issei-owned grocery store (ddr-densho-25-8)
img Issei-owned grocery store (ddr-densho-25-8)
Matahichi and Kisa Iseri immigrated from Kumamoto-ken, Japan, in the early 1900s. They became successful berry farmers in the White River Valley and also ran a small grocery store on their property. The World War II incarceration forced the Iseris to close both businesses. After the war, the Iseris settled in Ontario, Oregon, and worked as ...
Mae Iseri Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-267)
vh Mae Iseri Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-267)
Nisei female. Born August 22, 1918, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas, where parents ran a grocery store and farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Married in camp, and went to work in Weiser, Idaho, and Ontario, Oregon. After the war, returned ...

Narrator Ruth Sasaki

Nisei female. Born April 6, 1929, in the Dalles, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham-Troutdale area of Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, married and raised a family in Ontario, Oregon.

Narrator Natsuko Hashitani

Nisei female. Born May 5, 1916, in Winslow, Washington. Family moved to Banks, Oregon, when Natsuko was young. During World War II, moved to Ontario, Oregon, to avoid mass removal, and continued to farm there during and after the war.
Mochitsuki (ddr-densho-25-136)
img Mochitsuki (ddr-densho-25-136)
Matahichi Iseri (far right) and Mrs. Fujinaga (back to camera) were originally from the White River Valley in Washington. After their wartime incarceration, they resettled in Ontario, Oregon, with their families. They and friends are following the New Year's tradition of mochitsuki, making rice cakes. Clockwise from the left: Mr. Kanetomi, unidentified, Mrs. Morimoto, Mrs. Kanetomi, ...
Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
vh Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the South Park area, south of Seattle, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Ontario, Oregon, for a time, before living ...
Joe Saito Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-36-11)
vh Joe Saito Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-36-11)
Moving to Ontario, Oregon

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Paul Saito Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-38-13)
vh Paul Saito Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-38-13)
Moving to Ontario, Oregon

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Natsuko Hashitani Interview (ddr-one-7-42)
vh Natsuko Hashitani Interview (ddr-one-7-42)
Nisei female. Born May 5, 1916, in Winslow, Washington. Family moved to Banks, Oregon, when Natsuko was young. During World War II, moved to Ontario, Oregon, to avoid mass removal, and continued to farm there during and after the war.

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