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Fishing and canneries

Shucking oysters

These Japanese Americans are shucking oysters on a table. Unshelled oysters were stored behind the wall shown here. The workers grabbed the oysters through an opening in the wall, opened them, placed the oysters in buckets, then deposited the shells on a conveyor belt below the worktable. Shuckers were paid …
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Two men fishing for trout

Fred Kosaka (top) and (first name unknown) Sano fish for Dolly Varden, a type of trout. The two men were in Alaska to work in the canneries.
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Men playing go

These Japanese Americans are seen traveling to Alaska to work in the canneries. The man on the left facing the camera is Mr. Abe.
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Unloading oysters from a bateau

These workers are unloading oysters from a bateau at the processing area. The oysters were shoveled into a hopper and onto a conveyor belt that led into the processing area, where they were opened.
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Men salting salmon

Pictured at Shear Water Bay near Kodiak Island, these Japanese Americans are salting the nose area of the salmon, which will later be pickled. Pickled nose cartilage was considered a delicacy.
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Supreme Court cases

Memo from Edward Ennis to Charles Fahy

Memo from Edward Ennis to Charles Fahy on the Korematsu case. Ennis discusses the possibility of an appeal by Korematsu and what actions they would have to take. Also warns that this case and others are the first that question the constitutionality of internment.
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Memo regarding DeWitt's Final Report

Memo from Edward Ennis to Francis Biddle regarding DeWitt's Final Report. Ennis describes how the War Department tried to keep the report away from the Department of Justice until he saw it by accident. Ennis is protesting the way that DeWitt portrayed the Attorney General and the Justice Department. He …
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 14 (November 4, 1988)

Selected article titles: "Redress Payments Unaffected: Supreme Court Crushes NCJAR Lawsuit" (pp. 1, 9), "Delegation Urges Reagan to Sign Census Bill" (pp. 1, 9), "Voting Dukakis Better for America" (pp. 6, 8), and "Voting Bush Is the Obvious Choice" (pp. 6-7).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 20 (May 20, 1988)

Selected article titles: "Decision Not Unexpected, Says Hohri: Court Sets Back NCJAR Case" (p. 1), "Three JACL Presidential Aspirants Open Campaign at Little Tokyo Forum" (pp. 1-2), "Nakanishi Case: 'Unresolved Questions' at UCLA" (pp. 1, 4), and "Father and Daughter File Lawsuit, Charge Burbank School with Racial Bias" (p. 3).
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Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata

Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he details his thoughts and feelings about recent news of governmental attempts to bar Japanese Americans from returning to the West Coast and the recent rulings in EO9066 test cases. He then continues the letter by describing a recent carnival …
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