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The Archaeology of Removal in North America$
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Terrance Weik

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056395

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056395.001.0001

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Creating a Community in Confinement

Creating a Community in Confinement

The Development of Neighborhoods in Amache, a World War II Japanese American Internment Camp

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The Archaeology of Removal in North America

April Kamp-Whittaker

Bonnie J. Clark

University Press of Florida

In 1942 Japanese Americans from the west coast of the United States were forcibly relocated to incarceration camps scattered across the interior of the country. Relocation disrupted existing social networks, first through displacement and then through separation between the ten primary internment centers. Evidence revealed through archaeological study of one such site—Amache, Colorado—highlights the strategies of individuals living in these haphazard arrangements for creating more cohesive social groups and contributes to the disciplinary conversation about the critical role neighborhoods can play in community formation among the relocated.

Keywords:   neighborhood, incarceration camps, Amache Colorado, Japanese Americans, community formation, relocation

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