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"A Mennonite Settlement," Manitoba Free Press,
May 18, 1920.
Most Mennonite immigrants to Canada viewed themselves as a people set apart, separated
from mainstream Canadian culture by their German language and Anabaptist faith.
Control over the education of their children was thus a central concern. Over
their first few decades in Canada, the community and Canadian society in general
were divided about whether the Mennonites should be assimilated -- at least somewhat
-- to mainstream cultural understanding.