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Educational Presentation: Basque Tree Carvings
Basque Tree Carvings (Arborglyphs) in Idaho
They didn’t send tweets, texts, or “Friend” on Facebook…….or did they? Come join us on September 20th at 7pm at the Basque Museum & Cultural Center (BMCC) where Dr. John Bieter from the Basque Studies Center at Boise State University will show photos and discuss his research on Basque tree carvings in Idaho. In collaboration with the BMCC, over 500 photos have been collected of tree carvings from various areas in Idaho. They reveal the thoughts and desires of Basque sheepherders as they worked in the hills guiding their flocks. From names and dates to crests of home soccer teams and family farmhouses, get an inside look at the marks that herders left behind.