May 1942 - March 1946
Tule Lake was one of ten American concentration camps established during World War II to incarcerate 110,000
persons of Japanese ancestry, of whom the majority were American citizens, behind barbed wire and guard towers
without charge, trial, or establishment of guilt. These camps are reminders of how racism, economic and political
exploitation, and expediency can undermine the constitutional guarantees of United States citizens and aliens
alike. May the injustices and humiliation suffered here never recur.
California Registered Historic Landmark No. 850-2
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Northern California - Western
Nevada District Council, Japanese American Citizens league, May 27, 1979.