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Please join The Archaeological Conservancy for a virtual lecture featuring Davina Two Bears. Davina Two Bears is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, at Arizona State University.

This talk will feature a discussion about the Leupp Isolation Center and Japanese American Imprisonment on Diné (Navajo) Lands. 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 US Federal Government established this Federal Indian boarding school for Navajo children from 1909 to 1942. After the start of World War II however, the US 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 US government.

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