Sponsored by Des Chutes Historical Museum and the Oregon Historical Society

“We Were Not Tramp Sheepmen”

Joe Odiaga and the Oregon-Idaho Biskaian Basque Community, 1890–1946

presented by

Kevin D. Hatfield, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Oregon Department of History and Robert D. Clark Honors College

History Pub at Old St. Francis School

  • 5:30 pm. doors; 7 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “We Were Not Tramp Sheepmen”


The story of how Joe Odiaga, “the Basque Patrick Henry” in the opinion of his fellow Biskaian Basque immigrants, creatively resisted expulsion from their traditional grazing grounds by the federal government during the New Deal, and helped illuminate the identity and place of the Amerikanuak (Basque Americans) in Oregon.

About Professor Hatfield
Kevin D. Hatfield, Ph.D., is Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Oregon Department of History and Robert D. Clark Honors College. He specializes in American West, environment, and immigration, with a particular emphasis on the social and legal history of race, property, and community.

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About History Pub at Old St. Francis School


Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Des Chutes Historical Museum, the Oregon Encyclopedia, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local and regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.


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