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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
The Old Leupp Boarding School (OLBS), a historical archaeological site on the southwest Navajo reservation, is a significant place that is important to the Diné (Navajo) communities of Leupp and Birdsprings, Arizona. The U.S. federal government established this federal Indian boarding school to educate Navajo children from 1909 to 1942. After the start of World War II however, the U.S. War Department reutilized the OLBS as a Japanese Isolation Center, the Leupp Isolation Center, in 1943. This presentation will briefly explore the Leupp Isolation Center’s history of oppression of Japanese American citizens on Indigenous lands by the U.S. government.
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