Robert Koyama discusses growing up in Hardin, Montana as the child of Japanese American farmers. He describes the family’s decision to move to Montana, as well as his parents’ placement in the Gala River War Relocation Center, an internment camp in Gila Bend, Arizona. Koyama recounts his father’s feelings on being an American after World War Two, as well as his lack of relationship to his extended Japanese family and traditional customs and culture.
From Far East to Old West Oral History Project, OH 436
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (10pp.: 28 cm.)
Koyama, Robert, "Robert Koyama Interview, July 23, 1998" (1998). From Far East to Old West Oral History Project. 4.