Echoes of War: Unangax̂ Internment During WWII through October 16, 2021
This exhibit brings attention to the history of the Unangax̂ internment camps in Southeast, Alaska. It is the story of the people of St. Paul and St. George (the Pribilof Islands) who experienced internment in Southeast Alaska at Funter Bay from June 1942 to May 1944, and their subsequent return home to the Pribilof Islands. Telling this story in the words of those who experienced it, we aim to highlight this event and shed light on a topic that is often excluded from history books and school curriculums around the country. Due to the pandemic, this exhibit will be on display through October 16th, 2021.
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum would like to thank the following groups for their support and assistance with this project:
Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government; St. George Island Tribal Government; Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association; Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes; Sealaska Heritage Institute; Friends of Admiralty Island; Alaska State Parks; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museums; Ocean Conservancy; National Park Service; The Funter Bay Working Group; ExhibitAK; Thole Exhibits and Mounts; and Hank Lentfer Productions.
This exhibit was funded in part by the Alaska State Museums Grant-in-Aid program.