Fort Lincoln Internment Camp
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- Not to be confused with Fort Abraham Lincoln
It was first established as a military post in 1895 to replace Fort Yates, following the closure of the original Fort Abraham Lincoln on the west side of the Missouri River in 1891. In April 1941, it was converted into an internment camp for enemy aliens (at that point in time, German seamen whose ships were in port). After the outbreak of World War II, it was expanded and used for U.S. citizens of Japanese and German descent, holding some 3,600 prisoners at its peak capacity.
After the war, Fort Lincoln was closed. The land is now the site of United Tribes Technical College.
- "Fort Lincoln Military Reservation (historical)". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- "Fort Lincoln Internment Camp". Dakota Datebook. Prairie Public Radio. May 31, 2005. Archived from the original on July 16, 2008. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
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