Program

Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture

Period of Performance

10/1/2019 - 12/31/2021

Funding Totals

$165,172.00 (approved)
$165,172.00 (awarded)


Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration

FAIN: BH-267114-19

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (Powell, WY 82435-8723)
Ray Locker (Project Director: February 2019 to October 2022)

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the incarceration of Japanese-Americans in Heart Mountain, Wyoming.

"Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration" is a six-day workshop that will bring K-12 teachers from around the country to Heart Mountain, one of the 10 concentration camps that held Japanese Americans who were forced to evacuate the West Coast during World War II. Workshop participants will learn about the Japanese American experience in the United States, the conditions that made it possible and the evacuation and incarceration itself. The workshop will examine the incarceration’s long-term effect on the Japanese American community and federal policies ranging from the formal apology approved by Congress in 1988 to immigration.



Media Coverage

Heart Mountain Honors Two Stalwarts at Recent Pilgrimage (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ray Locker
Publication: Pacific Citizen
Date: 12/31/2021
Abstract: This was a story about the NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops conducted at Heart Mountain and the annual Heart Mountain Pilgrimage.
URL: http://https://www.pacificcitizen.org/heart-mountain-honors-two-stalwarts-at-recent-pilgrimage/

Heart Mountain holds educator workshop (Media Coverage)
Publication: Cody Enterprise
Date: 11/13/2019
Abstract: This was a report about the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation receiving an NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture grant.
URL: http://https://www.codyenterprise.com/news/people/article_676ffa38-0654-11ea-afd2-231a6d9cbfa1.html

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Receives Grants for Preservation, Education (Media Coverage)
Publication: Rafu Shimpo
Date: 9/10/2019
Abstract: This is a Los Angeles-based newspaper for the Japanese American community.
URL: http://https://rafu.com/2019/09/heart-mountain-wyoming-foundation-receives-grants-for-preservation-education/

Friendship and Forgiveness: A Journey to Heart Mountain (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jon Parrish Peede
Publication: Grateful American Foundation newsletter
Date: 4/12/2021
Abstract: This is a story about Heart Mountain and our educational work by former NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede.
URL: http://https://gratefulamericanfoundation.com/journey-to-heart-mountain/



Associated Products

Heart Mountain graves at Crown Hill Cemetery (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Heart Mountain graves at Crown Hill Cemetery
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: This is a video about the graves of Heart Mountain incarcerees at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell, Wyo.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctoRPta-LjA
Primary URL Description: This is on the Heart Mountain YouTube channel
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

Heart Mountain through digital eyes (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Heart Mountain through digital eyes
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: This shows the various aspects of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZzZ4NM12UU
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

Japanese American pioneers in the Bighorn Basin (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Japanese American pioneers in the Bighorn Basin
Writer: Dakota Russell
Director: Dakota Russell
Producer: Dakota Russell
Abstract: This is a short video history of the Japanese Americans who lived in Wyoming's Big Horn Basin before World War II.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw5mgt59k18
Primary URL Description: This is the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation YouTube channel.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

Origami with the Miharas (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Origami with the Miharas
Writer: Sam Mihara
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: This is a video about making origami with Sam Mihara, a former Heart Mountain incarceree, and his family. Mihara was a member of the faculty for the Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC0RVtINEyM
Primary URL Description: This is the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation YouTube channel.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

Why Call It Heart Mountain? (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Why Call It Heart Mountain?
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: This is a short history of the name of Heart Mountain, which was named by the Crow people who lived in the area for centuries.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qooTtNlslFk
Primary URL Description: This is the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation YouTube channel.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

Heart Mountain High School (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Heart Mountain High School
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: This is a history of the Heart Mountain high school, which was built on the site of the Japanese American concentration camp.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsFJhmoBSd8
Primary URL Description: This is the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation YouTube channel. These videos were created with money from the Landmarks supplement to make it easier for virtual workshop participants to feel the sense of place at Heart Mountain.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

The barracks at Heart Mountain (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The barracks at Heart Mountain
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: This showed life inside the barracks at the Heart Mountain concentration camp during World War II.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg7zacnQ5OY
Primary URL Description: This is the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation YouTube channel. It hosts the video produced with funds from the Landmarks supplement to enable virtual workshop participants to feel the sense of place at Heart Mountain.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

The Heart Mountain honor roll (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Heart Mountain honor roll
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: This video tells the story of the honor roll of former incarcerees at the Heart Mountain concentration camp who served in the military during World War II. Fifteen men connected to the camp died in combat.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUvfQYGz2Ow
Primary URL Description: Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation YouTube channel.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

The Heart Mountain swimming hole (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Heart Mountain swimming hole
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: Heart Mountain incarcerees built a swimming hole to get some respite from the area's dry heat.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKAhJos--MY
Primary URL Description: Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation YouTube channel
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

The Heart Mountain root cellar (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Heart Mountain root cellar
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: Heart Mountain incarcerees had to grow their own food to supplement the meager and often inedible rations they received in camp. Most of the produce was stored in a series of massive root cellars located on the grounds. The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is restoring the one surviving root cellar, which will be used for exhibits and classes.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1k7q_imTyw
Primary URL Description: Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation YouTube channel
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

Heart Mountain hospital (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Heart Mountain hospital
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: Five hundred fifty-six babies were born at Heart Mountain in the camp hospital, where other prisoners died of various diseases and ailments they suffered while imprisoned. This is a history of the hospital, and its enduring importance.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6hAyuKyXYc
Primary URL Description: Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation YouTube channel
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video

The Heart Mountain barracks today (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Heart Mountain barracks today
Writer: Heart Mountain staff
Director: Heart Mountain staff
Producer: Heart Mountain staff
Abstract: After the war, the barracks that housed 14,000 Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain were sold for $1 to anyone who could cart them away. As a result, hundreds of barracks are located throughout Wyoming, Montana and nearby states. Many are unrecognizable, but many still retain the distinctive style.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh1wiP8dJHM
Access Model: Open access
Format: Video