Intersections of Confinement: Space and Place at the Poston Japanese American Internment Camp, Arizona
Author(s): Yoon Kyung Shim
Japanese American internment intersected with Native American sovereign space at the Poston internment camp in Arizona during WWII. This intersection was not coincidental, nor was it unnoticed by those most directly affected by it, namely internees and members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Internees and local residents processed their own and each other's confinements and engaged with each other in various ways during and after the war, a process which continues today at the Poston memorial monument. Here I explore place-making and memorialization through the idea of ‘double confinement’, focusing on internee experiences, narrative-making, and post-war memorialization at Poston.
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Intersections of Confinement: Space and Place at the Poston Japanese American Internment Camp, Arizona. Yoon Kyung Shim. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434887)
1942 - present
min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;