An Enduring Legacy: The Story of Basques in Idaho
Annotation. In "An Enduring Legacy," brothers John and Mark Bieter chronicle three generations of Basque presence in Idaho from 1890 to the present, an engaging story that begins with a few solitary sheepherders and follows their evolution into the prominent ethnic community they are today. "An Enduring Legacy is an impressive piece of scholarship. ... Anyone interested in the Basque experience in America will want to read this book."--Montana, the Magazine of Western History"Tinged with a wistful nostalgia, An Enduring Legacy is rich with stories and comments from several generations of Basques. Through these stories, the reader glimpses lives and families on the cusp of great changes as they arrive, eager yet bewildered in a land they thought was full of opportunity."--Boise Weekly"An Enduring Legacy is definitely a worthwhile read that introduces its reader to the trials, struggles, and survival through the assimilation process that the Basque immigrant experienced both in Boise and the United States. It is a must-read for Basques and also for individuals who are interested in them."--Utah Historical Quarterly"An Enduring Legacy is a richly detailed book, well researched and written, and a valuable contribution to our understanding of the variegated human landscape in the American West."--Pacific Northwest Quarterly.
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