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Table of Contents

Dedication vi
Acknowledgements vii
Table of Contents iii
Introduction ix
Chapter I Manitoba, Mennonites and the Metis 1

Chapter II Volost and Municipality 1874-1884 . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 15

Early Settlement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 15

Non-Mennonite Settlement 21
Formation of Agricultural Villages 24
Village and Colony Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 27
The Reinlaender Church 29

Social Institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 31

The First Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 32

The First Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 35

Early Agriculture 38
Railway Town 42
Municipal Government 45

Volost and Municipality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 50

Chapter III Expansion and Prosperity 1884-1900 53
Municipal Developments 1884-1900 54

Renewed Immigration and

Lutheran Settlement 1890-1900 57
Agricultural Expansion 60

The Growth of Gretna and the

Formation of New Towns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 63 Municipal Business and Politics 1890-1900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 73 Schools and the Formation of the

Mennonite Educational Institute 77

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