Brothers John and Mark Bieter chronicle three generations of Basque presence in Idaho from 1890 to the present, a story that begins with a few solitary sheep-herders and follows their evolution into the prominent ethnic community they are today.
Brothers John and Mark Bieter were born and raised in Boise, Idaho. John is a contributor to Portraits of Basques in the New World (see page 20) and is director of the Basque Studies Center, an academic and cultural institute in Boise. Mark was a Washington, D.C., correspondent for Basque National Radio and was active in the American-Basque Foundation. He recently completed a law degree at Duke University and currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.