It's early summer now and it's difficult for me to imagine how difficult it would have been to live through winter in an uninsulated barrack in northern Wyoming.
Julian Saporiti researches and writes about the camps. He has written songs about life at Heart Mountain.
The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is open to the public.
Heart Mountain is in Wyoming whose original inhabitants include the Arapaho Tribe, Cheyenne Tribe, Crow Tribe, Shoshoni Tribe and Ute Tribe. Today, Wyoming's two federally recognized tribes: the Arapaho and Shoshoni Tribes share the Wind River Reservation.