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Basque Americans -- Nevada

View Resource Sheepherders of Northern Nevada

What is the life of a Nevada sheepherder like? Well, this remarkable multimedia exhibit from the University of Nevada, Reno provides some insight into this rather interesting group of people. Sheep were first brought to Nevada to feed and clothe miners, and were well suited to the harsh climate of this part of the state. First-time visitors should start by clicking on the "Exhibit Guide" to see a...
View Resource Basque Digital Library

In the early 1850s, some Basque people became disillusioned by the pickings in the gold fields of California. A number of them decided to raise sheep instead and spread across the American West. This vast digital collection from the University of Nevada at Reno brings together hundreds of images that document the Basque experience in the West and Europe. The images here include shots of...

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