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Photograph of tarpaper sculpture at Minidoka Idaho Japanese American World War II incarceration historic site. By Gardiner Funo O'Kain.
Silence (Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Minidoka)
April 20, 2021

Special thanks to the NPS Rangers Kurt Ikeda and Emily Teraoka at the Minidoka National Historic Site for their assistance and enthusiastic support during my time at Minidoka. My experience was enriched by the hours that Ranger Kurt and Ranger Emily dedicated to orienting me to the site and researching my family's history at this camp.

To learn more about Minidoka watch this film that is shown at the Minidoka Visitors Center.

The site of the Minidoka American concentration camp is in Idaho whose boundaries include the sovereign lands of the Shoshone-Bannock, Shoshone-Paiute, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai and Nimiipu (Nez Perce) peoples.