Supplemental Study of Butte Camp at the Rivers Relocation Center: A Japanese-American World War II Relocation Center: Interim Report


In 1987 and 1989, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) undertook limited archaeological and historical investigations in areas adjacent to the Gila River Relocation Center that were to be impacted by the Sacaton Farms Irrigation System Project (Sawyer-Lang 1989; Sullivan et al. 1987). On January 20,1993, the Bureau of Reclamation requested a supplemental study of the Center that included the collection of additional historical material together with oral history information. The historical-period artifacts collected during the previous studies were reevaluated in the context of the more complete research data.

This project had two components, Phase I and Phase II. Phase I activities consisted primarily of a review of the existing archaeological data together with the collection of archival data on the Rivers Relocation Center. Oral history interviews of Japanese-Americans, O'odham people, and other persons associated with the Gila River Relocation Center comprised the primary research activity in Phase II.

This interim report was submitted to Reclamation at the conclusion of Phase I. It contains information on the archival resources investigated, and a synthesis of the archival materials on the Gila River Relocation Center, and particularly on Butte Camp. It also contains a review of the previously collected historic archaeological data, project research questions, and interview questions protocols.

The complete report is available at tDAR ID: 393848.

Cite this Record

Supplemental Study of Butte Camp at the Rivers Relocation Center: A Japanese-American World War II Relocation Center: Interim Report. Orit Tamir, Scott C. Russell, Karolyn Jackman Jensen. Tempe, Arizona: Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. 1993 ( tDAR id: 393849) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85M66VQ

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.898; min lat: 33.049 ; max long: -111.819; max lat: 33.092 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Delivery Order No.(s): 3-PD-32-01820-010

ACS Project No.(s): 93-308

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 1425-2-CS-32-01820

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