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Guillermo Ibaibarriaga
Pedro J. Oiarzabal
Reno, Nevada
November 5, 2002

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Guillermo Ibaibarriaga was born in Munitibar, Gernika (Bizkaia) and came into the United States in 1982. He is probably one of the last Basques who have immigrated into the American West following the steps of his relatives. Guillermo, a third generation migrant, talks about the drastic decision to emigrate and to settle in America.  He also talks about his village migration pattern and particularly about his family emigration history. A full transcription of the interview is available.

 

 

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Guillermo Ibaibarriaga


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deciding to leave the Basque Country
about the future of the Basques in America and their social status
about Munitibar migration patterns
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Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

Topics

Years

Berriatua
Reno, NV
Mondragon
Miami, Florida
San Diego, CA
Zigautxu
Costa Rica
Urkiola
Guatemala
Lekeitio
Aldape
Zazpiak Bat Club
Bilbao
New York
Boston
Deportivo Fronton
Araca, Vitoria
Plencia
Mundaka
Bermeo
MGM Fronton
Elko, NV
Eibar
Markina
Gernika
Salesians Brothers
Pedro Ibarra
Jose Ignacio Ibaibarriaga
Fernando Ibaibarriaga
Jose Guerrikabeitia
Laca brothers
Iturri
Torre
Uspaditza
 


Leaving the Basque Country
Cooperative work
Beginnings in Reno
Old Basques and the borrega industry
Own businesses
Being a pelotari
Being Basque here and there
Being Catholic
Basque social-status
Munitibar migration
Family migration

 

1981
1982
1991
1910s

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