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Overview The sheep owners in the Carson and Washoe valleys of Nevada sent their flocks and herders up into the Sierra mountain meadows every spring. The herders were Basques, and they took readily to the mountain terrain that was like their own Pyrenees, where, for untold ages, their ancestors had guarded sheep.Frances R. Wallace and Hans Reiss, the artists behind the drawings, called the collection "Basquos," though also believed that the collection should have been subtitled "Aspen Art."...
Overview James K. Wallace camped with an old Basque herder in Nevada and wrote about the experience for the National Wool Growers Association. The collection contains a typed copy of James K. Wallace's essay "The Basque Sheepherder and the Shepherd Psalm" and a printout of Joan Snipe's blog post about it, published in 2006.