Ukrainian pioneer settlers en route to Edna-Star, Alberta, from Quebec City, 1897 (National Archives of Canada)
Thomas Mapp and family, a group of Black settlers from Amber Valley, Alberta (courtesy Glenbow Archives/NA-316.1).
Figure 2: Chinese Labourers who Built the Canadian Pacific Railroad in the Nineteenth Century
W.G. Hunt’s sod house (or soddy) outside Lloydminster was typical of many first homes built by Prairie homesteaders. Despite their popularity, images of such rustic homes were never used in Canada’s immigration literature.