Camp pilgrimages

Annual pilgrimages to the sites of former camps have become important events in the Japanese American community. They are an opportunity for former camp inmates to visit places that dramatically affected their lives, as well as a way for younger generations to learn the history of the Japanese American incarceration. Often the pilgrimages last for a few days and include workshops, tours of the former campsites, and memorial services to honor those who died while incarcerated.

Reflections on the past (592)
Camp pilgrimages (256)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Camp pilgrimages, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, Warren Furutani

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 9 (August 30, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 9 (August 30, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-34)
Selected article titles: "Tule Lake Pilgrimage: A Boxful of Mementos" (pp. 1, 6), "National Dialogue: 'Save the Whale' Tactics" (pp. 2-3), "Hawaiian Members in Congress Comment on Nixon's Resignation" (p. 3), and "American Interest in Asian Cuisine Growing But More Promotion Urged" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 18 (May 9, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 18 (May 9, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-18)
Selected article titles: "Viet Exodus Stirs Racism" (pp. 1-2), "Minority One: Lesson of a Pilgrimage" (pp. 1-2), "JACL-Political Education: How Should We Seek Reparations?" (pp. 1-2), and "Book Review: A Crucial Japan-American Period" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 14 (October 3, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 14 (October 3, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-39)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Farm Problems Aired" (p. 1), "Nikkei Back at Poston for Look" (pp. 1-2), "Manzanar Plaque Found Defaced" (p. 1), and "From the Frying Pan: John Dean on Redress" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 6 (February 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 6 (February 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-6)
Selected article titles: "Seattle Fire Chief Raps Article Poking Fun at Asians, Chicanos" (p.1), "L.A. High Tensions Still Unabated" (p.1), "Mike Masaoka Hands in Notice to Terminate" (p.1), "Fear of Hysteria Led to Evacuation" (p.3-4), "Spring Pilgrimage to Manzanar on Mar. 25 Prelude to Dedication" (p.3-4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 13 (April 7, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 13 (April 7, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-13)
Selected article titles: "Desert Wind, Sandstorm Thrash 700 Making Manzanar Pilgrimage" (p.1), "Congressional Tributes" (p.1), "Issei Group Housing in New York Sought" (p.6)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 22 (June 7, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 22 (June 7, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-22)
Selected article titles: "Tule Lake Pilgrimage: 'More Should've Come'" (pp. 1-2), "Benefactors of Nikkei Remembered" (pp. 1-2), "Record Is Clear, Nisei GIs Turned Attitude Around" (p. 2), and "Cleveland JACL: Plight of the Average J.A." (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 20 (November 15, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 20 (November 15, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-45)
Selected article titles: "JACL--National Board: New Evacuee Reparation Concept Without Massive Pay Bill Explained" (p. 1), "San Francisco Nihonmachi: Agency's 10-Year Report" (pp. 1, 3), and "Topaz Revisited: Desert Sands Reclaiming History" (pp. 1, 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 25 (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 25 (December 20-27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-50)
Holiday issue organized into sections A 1-12, B 1-12, C 1-12, and D 1-12. Selected article titles: "Sansei Returns to Tule Lake" (pp. A-1, A-3), "Fears in Tule Lake: Evacuees Remember Them" (pp. A-1, A-3-A-4), "Seattle Nihonmachi: Beat of the '20s and '30s" (pp. B-1, B-9-B-10), "Giri: Righteous Way: Inside Tanforan, Topaz" (pp. B-4, B-8-B-9), and …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 18 (May 10, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 18 (May 10, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-18)
Selected article titles: "Marker at Topaz Contemplated" (p. 1), "Tule Lake Pilgrimage: More of Wartime Camp Remains than Expected, Says Advance Man on Return" (p. 1), "Living, Working in Japan Unique Life for Sansei" (pp. 2, 4), and "From Happy Valley: Racism and JACL" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 19 (November 7, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 19 (November 7, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-44)
Selected article titles: "Inouye, Mineta Questioning Big Government Spending" (pp. 1, 3), "JACL Gets $75,000 Catholic Grant" (pp. 1-2), "E.O. 9066 Reparations Poll in Favor of Payment to Evacuees" (p. 1), "Poston Indians Welcome Pilgrimage" (p. 5), and "Dances in Camp" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 16 (April 23, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 16 (April 23, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-16)
Selected article titles: "WW2 Camp for Hawaii Nikkei Recalled" (p. 1), "Honouliuli Internment Camp: Oahu Footnote to a Dark Chapter" (pp. 1-2), "'Go for Broke!' vs. 'Farewell to Manzanar'" (p. 2), and "Steel Cross at Tule Lake Camp Site to Be Rededicated at 2nd Pilgrimage" (p. 4).
Amache Reunion materials folder (ddr-densho-390-140)
doc Amache Reunion materials folder (ddr-densho-390-140)
An Amache reunion materials folder with an itinerary printed on the inside.
Amache camp map (ddr-densho-390-142)
doc Amache camp map (ddr-densho-390-142)
A map of the Amache concentration camp created for the 1978 Amache reunion.
Matsue Watanabe Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1001-9-19)
vh Matsue Watanabe Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1001-9-19)
Returning to site of Manzanar incarceration camp many years later
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