Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Basque Herders-the End of an Era

Carson City Library
900 N Roop
Carson City, NV 89701

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Carson City Historical Society Presents
Basque Herders-the End of an Era

"Kent McAdoo, Certified Wildlife Biologist and Certified Professional in Rangeland Management, lived and worked with Basque herders for 13 months in the early 1970s. His presentation will show their migrant lifestyle as they followed the sheep bands. McAdoo will discuss life in the sheep camps, the men and their language, reasons for the decline of Basque herders, and the cultural influences of the Basque people."

[text from Facebook event page. Graphic from Google image search for "Basque Sheepherders Nevada." Caption: "Basque sheepherders. Nevada, al about 1910. Photo: Nevada Historical Society." See linked Eusko News article, "Ethnic Industries for Migrants: Basque Sheepherding in the American West," by Gloria Totoricagüena Egurrola . Click on image to enlarge.]


Andi Moore said...

Thanks for posting our event. The Carson City Arts Initiative and Carson City Library are valuable partners working together!

Jon said...

Andi -

Thanks backatcha! We're honored to be working the Carson City Library!