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Posted on 08/24/2013


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Poston War Relocation Center

Poston War Relocation Center
The Poston War Relocation Center was the largest of the ten American internment camps operated by the War Relocation Authority during World War II. It was built on the Colorado Indian Reservation and consisted of three camps. The combined population of the camps reached over 17,000. The Tribal Council objected to being a part of doing to others what had previously been done to their tribe. However, the Bureau of Indian Affairs overrode the Council, viewing the prisoners as “volunteers” who would develop the area as permanent agricultural land (all on the War Department’s budget, of course). Today the area is still agricultural land.

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