Fort Sill, Oklahoma

This was a U.S. Army Internment Camp that held around 700 Japanese immigrants and 3 German nationals.

It's peak population was 707. The camp was run in strict military fashion, with guard towers equipped with machine guns, shotguns and searchlights. The internees slept in four-man tents and were not allowed to rest during the day. On May 13, 1942, a mentally-ill internee was killed by guards who claimed he was trying to escape.

A Japanese Hawaiian internee, distraut over leaving his wife and twelve children behind apparently went crazy and tried to climb the barbed wire while yelling that he wanted to go home. He was shot and killed by a sentry.

Geronimo had been held at the fort until his death in 1909.

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