2 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2021 10:26 AM by Carey Stumm

    Why was there internment of Aleut people during WWII?

    Stephen Salgaller Newbie

      As i understand it, about 1,000 Aleut Native Americans were evacuated from rural Alaska [I understand this part]; the Aleutian Islands were likely to be over run by the Japanese - BUT they were then interned in "relocation" camps during WWII, 1942-1945 --- please explain this part. They were loyal citizens and/or not a threat to our war effort. Why not ask them to volunteer - help with the war effort - catch or process fish, for example?