Linda Tamura is Professor of Education Emerita, Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She is the author of The Hood River Issei: An Oral History of Japanese Settlers in Oregon’s Hood River Valley (University of Illinois Press, 1993) and Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River (University of Washington Press, 2012) as well as various articles. Linda co-curated What If Heroes Were Not Welcome Home? a traveling exhibit from the Oregon Historical Society based on her latest book. She is co-editor-in-chief of The Oregon Encyclopedia (oregonencyclopedia.org).