In the article which follows, Alexandre and Christophe Carron, uncle and nephew, of Fully, Canton Valais, tell of their own adventure in discovering and writing about the Valaisans' immigration to North an~ South America. They have published two books, with a third under way, under the series title, Our American Cousins (Sierre, Switzerland: Edition Monographic).
Volume I (1986) presents the problem of the Valaisan emigration of the nineteenth century. It describes diverse expeditions to Algeria and Argentina, in addition to the founding and history of the V alaisan colony of San Jose in Argentina. Volume Il (1991) covers the colonization of the Argentine provinces of Santa Fe, Rio Negro, Buenos Aires, as well as the colonization of Brazil and Chile. Volume ill, which is in preparation, will feature Valaisan emigration to North America.
Carron, Alexandre and Carron, Christophe
"Our American Cousins,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 29:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol29/iss1/3