At the History of Colorado center there was an exhibit about the Amache people. When the government decided that ALL the Japanese people, after the Pearl Harbor, were pure enemies. So t
At the History of Colorado center there was an exhibit about the Amache people. When the government decided that ALL the Japanese people, after the Pearl Harbor, were pure enemies. So the government though that they should be taken away and put in “camps” during WWII. According to B. Erin Cole “Amache started by a Cheyenne lady going to talk to the government about how she didn’t feel safe with all the Japanese people walking around Denver.” There were 10 “camps” in Colorado and California and Nevada and New Mexico and Arkansas and others. The Japanese were only allowed to bring 2 suitcases. They choose Tremt, California because it was far away from anything. The Japanese people were only allowed to go to neighboring city’s. What Amache was like it looked like military base. FUN FACT: 2/3 of the people in the “camps” were born in America but parents were Japanese.
In the end the Government gave everyone who was still alive $2,500 but most of the people didn’t accept the money because the money wasn’t going to repay for what they did to them. In WWII there were barely any Americans mostly Japanese people because they thought that was there way to show they care about America.