Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration


Cody, WY



July 19 - July 24, 2020; July 26 - July 31, 2020 Length: 1 Week


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience




Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration will bring educators for grades 5-12 from around the country to Heart Mountain, one of the 10 incarceration sites for Japanese Americans forced from the West Coast during World War II. Participants will learn about the Japanese American experience in the U.S., their forced removal and incarceration and the conditions that made it possible. They will examine the incarceration’s cause, course, consequence and the long-term effect on the community. Participants will explore underlying histories and federal policies all set in a Wyoming landscape that saw similar struggles between white and native populations. 

Project Director(s)

Ray Locker

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Ray Locker, Tyson Emborg, Shirley Ann Higuchi, Doug Nelson, Sam Mihara, Mike Mackey, Mary Keller, Noriko Sanefuji, Erin Aoyama, Hanako Wakatsuki, Aura Newlin, Karen Korematsu, Donna Nagata, Arthur Hansen, Duncan Williams, Franklin Odo, Hana Maruyama

Grantee Institution

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation