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Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
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Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to …
Mother with children on farm (ddr-densho-2-2)
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Patsy, Peggie, and Jimmie Yorita on the Nishimura family farm.
Family in front of house (ddr-densho-2-19)
img Family in front of house (ddr-densho-2-19)
This photograph was taken at the home of the Nakatsu family. From left to right: Peggie Nishimura, unidentified, Joe Nakatsu, and Nellie Nishimura.
Family and friends on farm (ddr-densho-2-1)
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The Nishimura family and friends on their farm in Seattle, Washington. Left to right: Kumataro Nishimura, Kadju Nishimura, Emily Herold holding Mary Nakashige, Peggie Yorita, Patsy Yorita, Tom Nishimura, Jiro Matsumura, Harry Oki (behind Matsumura), Hanni Nishimura, and Alex Ando.
Family and friend at the beach (ddr-densho-2-31)
img Family and friend at the beach (ddr-densho-2-31)
Left to right: Patsy Yorita, Peggie Yorita, and Emily Nishimura holding Jimmie Yorita at Des Moines beach.
Japanese Americans digging for shells (ddr-densho-2-48)
img Japanese Americans digging for shells (ddr-densho-2-48)
Left to right: Peggie Yorita, Margaret Frost (wife of one of the camp's teachers), Kumataro Nishimura, and his wife, Kadju, dig and sift for shells at the Tule Lake concentration camp. Kumataro made the sieve by hand from scrap lumber and wire from a door screen. The shells were bleached and used for jewelry-making, which was …

Narrator Peggie Nishimura Bain

Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to …
Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
Collection Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
The Bain collection, 1920s-1940s, focuses on the daily and recreational activities of the Nishimura and Yorita families, originally from Seattle, Washington. This collection contains several photographs of farming, fishing, and swimming. The majority of the collection focuses on the incarceration of the two families at Minidoka, Idaho, and Tule Lake, California. Many photographs document their jewelry-making …
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-170-16)
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Staying in Seattle's Fujin Home, a home for women run by the Japanese Baptist Church
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-170-27)
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Thoughts of war prior to 1941: "I don't think I took war that seriously"
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 48 (ddr-densho-1000-170-48)
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Facing discrimination and unpleasant conditions while trying to find housing
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-170-7)
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Childhood memories: school activities, using cultivator on family farm
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-170-30)
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The train ride to Pinedale Assembly Center: "we were being treated as enemies"
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-170-6)
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Interaction with non-Japanese Americans: schoolmates, church members, neighbors
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