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Portraits of Basques in the New World edited by Richard W. Etulain and Jeronima Echeverria


Reviewed in Volume 75:3, July 2000 of the New Mexico Historical Review, this book contains thirteen biographical essays and covers familiar explorers and colonizers (Juan de Oñate and Juan Bautista de Anza) as well as pioneer California and Nevada rancher Pedro Altube, “Father of the Basques of the American West, “and includes the “confession” of a female teenage Montana sheepherder, as well as Robert Erburu, the former president, CEO, and board chairman of The Times Mirror Company, publisher of the Los Angeles Times. Learn how Basque boardinghouses acted as a social club and matchmaker for both sexes.


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