Taras Shevchenko Museum
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First Wave of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada, 1891-1914

On the homestead of the Shmon family
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A photo of the Shmon family
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A group of Ukrainian immigrants wait for their train to the West
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The first task of pioneers was clearing the land for a house, and then a farm
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Ukrainian  Immigrants leaving Winnipeg for their homestead somewhere in Manitoba
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Ukrainian immigrant woman and children
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A Ukrainian immigrant woman
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Winnowing wheat with a domestic sieve
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Ukrainian settlers from Calicia, Ukraine, work in St. Julien
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A homestead of a Ukrainian immigrant family
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A pioneer couple breaking newly cleared land
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This whitewashed cottage was typical of pioneer days
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Homesteaders used teams of oxen
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Track farming
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The early outdoor ovens in which the settlers baked bread
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Ukrainian settlers threshing
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The first shelter of a Ukrainian pioneer family was called a boorday or kurnik
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Sod roof on an early pioneer home
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