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The Burning Horse: The Japanese-American Experience in the Yakima Valley 1920-1942
Item No.: 152096


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by Thomas Heuterman.

For the tribes of the Yakima Indian Federation, the word "yakima" meant "beautiful land," but for the Japanese settlers in the early twenties, "yaki" meant "burning," and "uma" meant "horse. Their ideographs take on additional significance when considering the racist campaigns directed against them by the American Legion, the local, state, and congressional politicians, the newspapers of the Yakima Valley, and the Hearst papers in Seattle and California.

Hardbound: 157 pp. B/w photos.

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