Desert Speaks

Settling The Great Basin Desert

Season 12, Episode 13 of 14

This program takes an in-depth look at the few inhabitants of the Grea t Basin Desert, such as the colorful Basque people. Originally from th e Pyrenees Mountains in Europe, the first Basques migrated to the Grea t Basin in the 19th century. Initially, the Basque people came to Amer ica primarily as shepherds. That heritage is still evident today. This show features a visit to the Winnemucca Basque Parade and Festival, w hich includes traditional food, log splitting contests, music and danc e. These festivals carry on the Basque traditions and keep the culture alive for upcoming generations.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
2/21/2013
10:30 p.m.
2/22/2013
5:30 a.m.
6/18/2014
6:30 p.m.
6/18/2014
11 p.m.
6/18/2014
11:30 p.m.
6/19/2014
6/19/2014
6 a.m.
11/4/2014
6:30 p.m.
11/4/2014
11 p.m.
11/4/2014
11:30 p.m.
11/5/2014
6 a.m.
7/22/2015
6:30 p.m.
7/22/2015
11 p.m.
7/22/2015
11:30 p.m.
7/23/2015
7/23/2015
6 a.m.
3/22/2016
6:30 p.m.
3/22/2016
11 p.m.
3/23/2016
3/23/2016
6 a.m.
3/30/2017
6:30 p.m.
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