Hormaechea, Juan

Mikel and Daniel Chertudi
Interview Location: 
Boise, ID
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Juan was born in Mendata, Bizkaia, Spain on 20 November 1936.  One of eight children, Juan grew up working on the family baserri, playing soccer and handball, and enjoying the festivals in Gernika.  He remembers the difficulty he had attending classes taught under Franco's regime.

He came to the United States in 1955 to work as a sheepherder.  Juan married in 1968 and has two children.  

Now a US citizen, Juan still enjoys visiting friends and family in the Basque country and playing muz at the Basque Center.

Audio Recording: 
Sheepherding test
Changes in Euskadi
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