Trailing of The Sheep Festival in Central Idaho - Basques and the Shepherds from Peru


In the first part of the article we presented several photographs of Polish highlanders in the regional costumes, see it at Trailing of The Sheep Festival in Central Idaho with Polish Mountaineers.

Here we show a couple of more pictures of other ethnic groups present in Central Idaho. Basques are always represented in big numbers since quite many Basques live in Boise region. Basques first arrive in America with Columbus. More of them came later with Spanish colonists to South America. From there some left to California to search for gold. Eventually they ended up herding sheep in California, Nevada, Oregon and Southwestern Idaho. Here is the link to the official website of the festival: Trailing of the Sheep. Below are some photographs from 2006 festival.

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Beautiful Basque children



Basque shepherds from Boise area



People in Peru had sheep tending in their blood since Peru is a country full of mountains. No wonder that Peruvians were represented in the Festival in Central Idaho.



Shepherds from Peru with their national flag


The photos are thanks to Lila and Michal Szpakiewicz

See the first article with Polish mountaineers Trailing of The Sheep Festival in Central Idaho with Polish Mountaineers.
Read about Polish Mountaineers - Folk Costumes, Tradition and History.


Check all articles devoted to Travel to Poland, check also links to external sites devoted to travel and hotel sites.
I recommend Eyewitness Travel Guide to Poland (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Teresa Czerniewics-Umer, Malgorzata Omilanowska, Jerzy S. Majewski, DK Travel Writers


This comprehensive book about Poland, showed below, may also be useful for you:
The Rough Guide to Poland by Mark Salter, Jonathan Bousfield



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