ETHIC GROUPS IN IDAHO
This page describes the various ethnic groups found in Idaho and connected to its related resources.
- Cornish miners to the Western side &
- Mormons to Eastern Idaho.
Sheepherders who settled in Southwestern Idaho. The vast majority of the Basques lived in the Boise area were from the province of Bizkaia. Basque names first started appearing here in the late 1800's. Although it wasn't something they did originally, many worked as sheepherders while the English and Scots had lots of sheep and they needed workers. Some also worked as miners and loggers. They're known for their honest, hard-working ethnic. Many Basque came to this area as more work became available.
Early mining areas but few remained.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe & Indians
- Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe (Skitswish) - a part of IDGenWeb Special Project
See above map of Czechs general popluation.
These Gypsy and Traveler cultures include those traditionally known, or referring to themselves as Rom, Romanichels, Cale, Sinti, Ludar, Romungre, Irish Travelers, Scottish Travelers and many others.
For help or advice on researching your gypsy ancestors contact this volunteer,
Silver Valley in the north and Long Valley in Valley County.
French/French Canadian ()
Early miners who later spread throughout the state.
Germans/German Russians ()
Shoshone, Latah, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Bannock, Bingham, & Minidoka Counties.
Mexican/Other Hispanic ()
Later spread to agricultural areas throughout the state.
Settled in Eastern Idaho, especially the Upper Snake River Valley.
Nez Perce Tribe
Poles & Slovaks
Sawtooth Mountain Range.
Also Lincoln & Gooding Counties.
Panhandle settlements, Bear Lake Valley, Upper Snake River Valley.
Welsh ( )
Miners, Mormons, & Railroad Workers.
Other Ethnic Groups
- Idaho Black History Museum
508 E Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702-7694
- Black History Month - WWII Black Vet Honored
- Fort Hall Replica