Richard Etulain

The Basques: Mystery People of the American West

In the last three decades Americans have become increasingly intrigued with the influences of ethnic and racial groups on the history and culture of the United States. The Basques of the American West present a fascinating study in this regard, and residents of western states are finding rich voices in the once silenced community history of the Amerikanuak. This presentation by Richard Etulain, himself of Basque heritage, explores how Basque experiences in the American West differ and mirror those of other ethnic and immigrant groups.