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Extract from Robert J. C. Stead's typescript for The Homesteader
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Extract from Robert J.C. Stead's typescript for The Homesteaders

Settlers from Britain, the United States, and Ontario arriving in the Canadian West often encountered immigrant groups far different from themselves. Religious pacifist groups such as the Mennonites and Doukhobors initially were welcomed by the Canadian government, which was willing to grant large sections of land and exemption from military service in exchange for their toil on the "virgin" land. This excerpt from Stead's The Homesteaders provides a brief glimpse of an encounter between English-speaking immigrants and a Mennonite settlement in Manitoba.


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