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by Mark Bieter,John Bieter

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Mark Bieter,John Bieter
ISBN: 0874173337
ISBN13: 978-0874173338
Language: English
Publisher: University of Nevada Press; First Edition edition (August 2000)
Pages: 224
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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.

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. 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 book. It charts their presence that began with a few solitary sheepherders and follows their evolution into the prominent ethnic community of the late 1990s.

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Author: Bieter, John and Mark Bieter. Availability: In stock. A chronicle of three generations of Basque presence in Idaho from 1890, as a few solitary sheepherders to the present, as members of a prominent ethnic community. University of Nevada Press.

the story of Basques in Idaho. Published 2000 by University of Nevada Press in Reno. Basque Americans, Ethnic relations, History, Immigrants. Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-179) and index.

Brothers John and Mark Bieter chronicle three generations of Basque presence in Idaho from 1890 to the present. Enduring Legacy captures the essence of what it means to me a Basque American in Idaho. Mark and John artfully depict the subculture of the Basque community in Idaho. Anyone who enjoys learning about other cultures must read this book. You will find yourself reading it cover to cover the first time you pick it up. If I were to teach a class on Idaho history, this would be a mandatory text. It is an historical treasure for the Basque community in Idaho. 4 people found this helpful.

In this volume, brothers Mark and John Bieter chronicle three generations of Basque presence in Idaho from 1890 to the present, resulting in an engaging story that begins with a few solitary sheepherders and follows their evolution into the prominent ethnic community of today.

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In An Enduring Legacy, brothers John and Mark Bieter chronicle three generations of Basque presence in that state from 1890 to the present, an engaging story that begins with a few solitary sheepherders and follows their evolution into the prominent ethnic community of today.

The first Basques to arrive in Idaho were largely young, single, poor, and illiterate, and most were closely identified with sheepherding. Their cultural, religious, and linguistic differences isolated them from their non-Basque neighbors, and they tended to form connections almost exclusively with other Basques. By the second generation, Idaho's Basques had assimilated in their public lives while preserving their Basque traditions through dances, picnic festivals, and sporting events. Third-generation Basques, mostly fully assimilated, have paralleled the national trend of cultivating the ethnicity of their grandparents, finding in it both a sense of community and a unique personal identity.

As this well-documented history demonstrates, Idaho's Basques have become one of the West's most successful ethnic minorities. But they are also among the most active groups in preserving and cultivating the traditions and culture of their immigrant grandparents by which Idaho's Basques are maintaining their ties with both the traditions of the past and the modern European Basque homeland. They have created a subculture that is neither purely Basque nor purely American. Their experience offers rich insight into the complex process by which immigrants become American while retaining their distinctive cultural identity and roots.

Comments to eBook An Enduring Legacy : The Story of Basques in Idaho
Zicelik
The book was a gift for my son. He found out that he is 16% Basque. I thought he would be interested in reading about them since my mother's family is from Idaho.
Zeks Horde
While most Americans have studied the immigration of Europeans to the United States, our knowledge of the Basque immigration is limited. The Bieters have written a well-researched and informative account of the Basque journey from Spain to the United States. The book, packed with personal anecdotes of Basque immigrants, belongs on the bookshelf of every American history enthusiast.
Renthadral
I just finished reading this book. It is a relatively quick read, something I was able to finish in a day. It is a very good read, though, something all decendants of the Basque immigrants to the Western US should read. It gives, in my opinion, a very good idea of what it was like for a young Basque to come to this country and try to make a living. It also describes well the choices the decendants of these immigrants have made to continue the Basque culture. It does so in a very direct way, making me think about my choices and the convenience of the aspects of Basque culture I have chosen to keep alive for myself. In some areas, I wish there was more depth (for example, the discussion of Anaiak Denok, a group I hadn't heard of before), but, overall, it is a very good introduction to what it means to be Basque-American and why some of us choose to identify with both the Basque and American culture. I strongly recommend this book, not only to Americans of Basque decent, but anyone who is interested in the issues of ethnicity in America and why some would choose to be both American and ethnic at the same time.
Ziena
The Brothers Bieter have written a very important chapter in American immigrant history. It boggles the mind to comprehend the forces that brought young men to America from a primarily maritime economy and succesfully transplanted them in the high deserts of Idaho and Nevada as sheepherders. How a network of friends and relatives immigrating over four generations were able to bring their culture's music, dance, games, gastronomy and traditions, adapt them to new circumstances and see the pride exhibited by their children and grandchildren is truly inspiring. The evolution of immigrant Basques into Basque-Americans is a worthy study for any anthropologist, linguist or sociologist.
Benn
While I was reading the book I kept thinking, "This is about me." Enduring Legacy captures the essence of what it means to me a Basque American in Idaho. Mark and John artfully depict the subculture of the Basque community in Idaho. Anyone who enjoys learning about other cultures must read this book. You will find yourself reading it cover to cover the first time you pick it up.
If I were to teach a class on Idaho history, this would be a mandatory text. It is an historical treasure for the Basque community in Idaho
Halloween
I'm not usually one for historical accounts but I couldn't put this book down. A fascinating story outlining the blending of the Basque cultural heritage with the American way of life. Highly recommended!
BlackBerry
We traveled through Idaho on a driving trip years ago, found this book in a used book store for a buck, and enjoyed reading about a large migration of Basques from Europe to Idaho settling around Boise. The book was filled will a great deal of interesting history, and is very well written.

The following site filled in many interesting details. During the late nineteenth century, a number of individuals from "Basque Country" in Europe immigrated to Southwest Idaho. As a result, the state of Idaho (particularly, the city of Boise) is home to the second-largest community of Basque individuals in the United States and contains a number of sites related to Basque history and culture.

On the Boise Basque Tour website, visitors from around the world are invited to take a virtual tour of fourteen of these sites. These sites include the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House, which hosted numerous Basque families during the early twentieth century; the Chico club, a building that was constructed in 1935 by Augustin and Petra Belaustegui and was originally the Belaustegui Hotel & Basque Boarding House; and the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, which was established in 1985.

Note that the description of the museum includes a link to museum's website, where visitors are invited to take a virtual tour of the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House. This historic house was the original site of the museum.

We are donating our libraries to the NYC Public Library on York Avenue, which has a volunteer run bookstore in the basement and which raises a million dollars a year to the system. I have included the supplemental material above in the book for the benefit of the next owner of this interesting piece of Americana.

Robert C. Ross
October 2018
I picked this book up because I'm curious why there are Basque restaurants in Boise.

So I learned about the history of Basque immigration to Idaho - very interesting.

The best chapter was on the ancient history of the Unconquerable Basques, their shipbuilding history, crazy communism, self sufficiency, land inheritance practices, and emigration.

Once in America, the story of the Basques mirrors the story of most immigrant groups who successfully assimilate. First generation works impossibly hard, next generation becomes literate and entrepreneurial, third generation goes to college and gets professional degrees.

Enjoyable reading.
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