Outdoor Conversations - Showdown in the Big Quiet

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Myth and government clash and collaborate in one of America's largest and most remote canyonlands" 
Owyhee County, Idaho, also known as the Big Quiet, is the largest and least inhabited area in the lower forty-eight states. Who has decided how to use it? From violent mine wars in the mid-nineteenth century to environmental conservation disputes at the end of the twentieth, people in the West have battled over the role of government and notions of American identity to answer this question. Winners ultimately controlled the perception of their battles, often shaping the contours of the next conflict.

Boise native John Bieter is a professor in the History Department at Boise State University.  He received a B.A. in Economics/Social Science from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, his M.A. in History from Boise State University and earned his doctoral degree in History from Boston College.  He is the co-author of An Enduring Legacy:  A History of the Basques in Idaho and Showdown in the Big Quiet: Land, Myth and Government in the American West (2015).  Boise native John Bieter is a professor in the History Department at Boise State University.  He received a B.A. in Economics/Social Science from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, his M.A. in History from Boise State University and earned his doctoral degree in History from Boston College.  He is the co-author of An Enduring Legacy:  A History of the Basques in Idaho and Showdown in the Big Quiet: Land, Myth and Government in the American West (2015). 

 

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The Outdoor Conversations Series shines a spotlight on authors who connect readers with the wilderness.  Discover new writers both fiction and non-fiction that will take you places you've never dreamed about and meet others who want to journey with you.  This series is produced in partnership with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation   

This series meets on the Third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in January, February, March, April, May, July, September, October and November

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180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
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ISBN: 9780896729032
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Published: Texas Tech University Press - January 17th, 2015