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The Honouliuli Internment Camp contains over 110 features related to the incarceration of American civilians, resident aliens, and prisoners of war during World War II. The site is set in a hidden gulch surrounded by agricultural fields. Contributing resources include the intact standing buildings, numerous building foundations, rock walls, fence remnants, artifact scatters, and other features. Honouliuli Internment Camp is significant for its association with the internment of American citizens and long term resident aliens, as well as prisoners of war during World War II. Two prominent citizens, both members of the Hawaiian state legislature, were interned at Honouliuli. It is also significant as a site that embodies the distinctive characteristics of a prison camp and for its potential to provide more archaeological information about the administration of an internment camp and how, in their everyday lives, people coped with their confinement.
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