Idaho Immigrant Stories


  • Nuxoll, Mary Ildephonse. Idaho Benedictines, 1977-1982: Priory St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, Idaho. RNW 255.1 N979I
  • Brooks, Juanita. History of the Jews in Utah and Idaho. RNW 301.451 BROOKS
  • Thursby, Jaqueline S. Mother’s Table, Father’s Chair: Cultural Narratives of Basque American Women. RNW 305.4089 THURSBY
  • Baker, Richard. Los Dos Mundos: Rural Mexican Americans, another America. RNW 305.8687 BAKER
  • Sims, Robert C. Japanese American Contribution to Idaho’s Economic Development. RNW 331.63 SIM
  • Dirlik, Arif and Malcolm Yeung. Chinese on the American Frontier. RNW 973.0495 CHINESE
  • Etulain, Richard W. and Echeverria, Jeronima, eds. Portraits of Basques in the New World. RNW 978.0049 PORTRAI
  • Bieter, John. An Enduring Legacy: the Story of Basques in Idaho. RNW 979.6004 BIETER 2000
  • Scheuerman, Richard D. and Clifford E. Trafzer. The Volga Germans: Pioneers of the Northwest. RNW 979.5 SCHEUER
  • French, Janet A. The Invisible Immigrants: A History of the South Asian Indian Community in Boise, Idaho. RNW 979.628 FRENCH
  • Eiguren, Joseph. Kashpar: The Saga of the Basque Immigrants to North America. RNW B EIGUREN EIGUREN


  • Hayashi, Robert Terry. Waters: A Journey through Race and Place in the American West. RNW 305.8009 HAYASHI
  • Hunt, Linda Lawrence. Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America. RNW 973.8709 ESTBY HUNT
  • Mallea-Olaetxe, Joxe. The Power of Nothing: the Life and Adventures of Ignacio "Idaho" Urrutia. RNW 978.0049 MALLEA
  • The Diary of Ben Brown. RNW 979.5 Su76 No. 7
  • Duncan, Janice K. Minority Without a Champion: Kanakas on the Pacific Coast 1788-1850. RNW 979.503 DUNCAN
  • Alegria, Henry. 75 Years of Memoirs. RNW 979.6 ALEGRIA
  • Hawes, Adelaide Turner. The Valley of Tall Grass. RNW 979.6 H29V
  • Ranney, Agnes Johnson. The Valley I Remember Meadows Valley Idaho. RNW 979.6 RANNEY
  • Rast, Ella Marie. I Remember That Good Yet: Edward Rast, a Russian Immigrant to Idaho. RNW 979.6 RAST
  • Dibble, Bonnie. Against the Tide:  The Lives of Gunnar and Nelly Sjoren. RNW 979.6 SJOREN DIBBLE
  • Harstad, Peter T. ed. Reminiscences of Oscar Sonnenkalb, Idaho Surveyor and Pioneer. RNW 979.6 So59R
  • Tate, W. Paul. The Gekeler Pioneers of LaGrande and Boise, 1862 and 1879. RNW 979.6 TATE
  • McDonald, Dylan J., ed. The Moses Alexander Collection. Idaho State Historical Society. RNW 979.603 ALEXAND MOSES A
  • Klockmann, Albert “A.K.” The Klockmann Diary: The Quest for North Idaho’s Legendary Continental Mine. RNW 979.6032 KLOCKMA
  • Delgado, Max A. Jesús Urquides: Idaho’s Premier Muleteer. RNW 979.6092 URQUIDE DELGADO
  • Neuman, Herman I. Heroes from the Attic: A Gripping True Story of Triumph. RNW 979.627 NEUMAN NEUMAN 2002
  • Majumdar, Debu. From the Ganges to the Snake River. RNW 979.653 MAJUMDA 1999
  • Bjerke, Arthur. Frontier Days in the White Pine Country. RNW B B555
  • Elsensohn, Sister M. Alfreda. Idaho County’s Most Romantic Character, Polly Bemis. RNW B BEMIS ELSENSO
  • Barlow, Jeffrey and Christine Richardson. China Doctor of John Day. RNW B ING BAR
  • Riach, George. Thirty-Five Years of Sheephearding. RNW B R35 
  • Steel, John and Lilly Ann Steel Loveland. Johan Stål John Steel: From Smaland Farmer Lad to Idaho Prune King. RNW B St32s
  • Scherer, Joanna Cohan. A Danish Photographer of Idaho Indians: Benedicte Wrensted. RNW OV 770.92 WRENSTE SCHERER


  • Halseth, James A., and Bruce A. Glasrud. The Northwest Mosaic: Minority Conflicts in Pacific Northwest History. RNW 301.451 N819
  • Idaho’s Ethnic Heritage: A Resource Guide. RNW 979.603 IDA
  • Idaho’s Ethnic Heritage: Historical Overviews. RNW 979.603 IDAHOS v.01 v.02
  • Shallat, Todd. Boise City Office of the Historian.Ethnic Landmarks: Ten Historic Places that Define the City of Trees.RNW 979.628 SHALLAT 2007
  • Green, Roberta H. They Passed This Way: Mackay’s Rich Ethnic Heritage.RNW 979.672 GREEN

Updated 9/3/2009, RJ

Last updated: December 3, 2012 - 1:22pm by farrit