Echoes of History: Mistreatment and Incarceration in the American West




Cody, WY


June 18-23, 2023; July 23-28, 2023


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience



Our workshop places the Japanese American incarceration during World War II in the context of the mistreatment of different ethnic and ideological groups in the American West from the founding of the United States. This includes the systematic elimination of indigenous cultures, the racism against Asian immigrants and the oppression of German immigrants in Montana during World War I.

Project Director(s)

Ray Locker; Eric Sandeen

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Erin Aoyama; Aura Sunada Newlin; Frank Abe; Karen Korematsu; Krist Ishikawa Jessup; Mary Keller; Noel Two Leggins; Cally Steussy; Keith Edgerton; Amy McKinner; Eric Sandeen; Gordon Nagayama Hall; Jeanne Nagayama Hall; Gretchen Henrich; George Miller; Karen McWhorter; Shirley Ann Higuchi

Grantee Institution

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation

Funded through the Division of Education Programs