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Covered wagons from the United States in southern Alberta
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Covered wagons from the United States in southern Alberta
ca. 1893, by S.A. Smyth

Although agricultural experience was a determining criterion for Canada's immigration scheme, nineteenth-century racial views also influenced perceptions about which ethnic groups were desirable or undesirable. Americans, such as this group arriving in southern Alberta, and the British were at the top of the Immigration Branch's list of most desirable immigrants.

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