Memories Of Life At Amache Amid Effort To Make Former Internment Camp A National Historic Site

May 4, 2021
Amache had 30 residential blocks, with 12 barracks, including living quarters like this restored one.Amache had 30 residential blocks, with 12 barracks, including living quarters like this restored one.Caitlyn Kim/CPR News
Amache had 30 residential blocks, with 12 barracks, including living quarters like this restored one.

Carlene Tanigoshi was a little girl when her family was incarcerated at Amache, an internment camp in southeast Colorado. She remembers her dad putting a scarf over her face to protect her from the biting dust. Archaeologist Bonnie Clark heads the University of Denver’s Amache Research Project. There's now a Congressional effort to designate the former internment camp a national historic site.