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21. These immigration figures come from W. L. Morton, Manitoba: A History, 2nd ed., (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1967), pages 176-177.
1875 - 11,970
1876 - 3,000 to 4,000 1879 - 11,500
1880 - 18,000
1881 - 28,600
An account of the incident can also be found in Henry J. Gerbrandt, Adventure in Faith, (Altona: 1970); and Tony Doerksen, "White Horse Plains Dominion Day Confrontation" , Mennonite Mirror III, Jan.-Feb. (1974).
A more theoretical and controversial interpretation of Mennonite settlement in relation to Native Peoples can be found in Leo Driedger, "Native Rebellion and Mennonite Invasion:
An examination of Two Canadian River Valleys", Mennonite Quarterly Review, Vol. 46 (1972); and Calvin Reddekopp, "Mennonite Displacement of Indigenous Peoples: An Historical and Sociological Analysis" , Canadian Ethnic Studies. 14-2 (1982).
27. This characterization of the Metis can be found in many accounts from Alexander Ross' Red River Settlement (London: 1856); to G.F.G. Stanley's The Birth of Western Canada. (Toronto, 1936).
28. The Commercial, Dec. 31, 1888.