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Tulelake

ensemble theatre · smctc · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America

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JENNIFER TAW certified reviewer June 12, 2015
tagged as: native american · japanese · War · History
With a strong, versatile lead, some charismatic and compelling supporting cast members, and clever uses of fabric, this play effectively weaves together the three terrible and violent thefts that took place at Tule Lake in the name of American interests and progress. The native Modoc people fought forced relocation by the U.S. government for a year, but eventually lost. Later, during WWII, Tule Lake was the site of an internment camp, where the US government forcibly held Japanese-American citizens whose land, livelihood, and freedom had been stripped away. Finally, nearby Klamath River was the site of a massive fish kill resulting from, among other things, local development and dams. By focusing on three devastating events in a single place... full review