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Doukhobor - Saskatchewan

The Doukhobors were a communitarian, rural group of religious immigrants fleeing persecution due to politically different beliefs with the Tsarist Government of Georgian Russia and Ukraine in 1899. With Philadelphia Quaker assistance and sponsorship from Leo Tolstoy 7,000 emigrated to Canada settling in 3 large colonies in the area of Swan River, Yorkton, of the Yorkton Gen Web Region and in the Prince Albert area in the Prince Albert Gen Web Region and smaller colonies south of Prince Albert near Blaine Lake, and Saskatoon in the Saskatoon Gen Web Region . In the Yorkton Gen Web Region 45 townships were reserved for the, Devil's Lake or South Colony, a colony at Thunderhill and another further to the west in the Saskatoon Gen Web Region at Rosthern. A Militia Act was passed allowing Doukhobors exemption from military service as per their beliefs. Doukhobors were very fundamental, evangelical, pacifist and vegetarian people, some of whom worked for the rail line gangs in the summer raising capital. In 1907, the newly formed government of Saskatchewan enforced conformity to Homestead Act Regulations - individual land registration rather than communal registration, as well Local Improvement Districts were initiated to set up schools in the various provincial areas. The Government allocated 15 acres for each Doukhobor settler, when they still refused to register individually land was gradually made open to the public. There arose three distinct groups of Doukhobors in the settlements: 1) Those with right wing beliefs who wanted to assimilate into society, send kids to school and pay taxes. 2) Those who rejected Doukhobor beliefs and did not preserve ethnicity or culture were the left wing group of Doukhobors 3) Extreme Right Doukhobors, known as the 'Sons of Freedom' were among the colonists who left to B.C. under the leadersip of Peter Veregin. Of the first two groups, those individuals who possessed capital, departed from colonies to homestead individually.

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Doukhobor - Saskatchewan Links

Ancestry Message Boards - Doukhobor

Atlas of Saskatchewan DOUKHOBOR Bloc Settlements: Ethnic Bloc Settlements 1850s-1990s Map

Atlas of Saskatchewan Group Settlements

Brief history of Peter, The Lordly, Verigin

CAN-SK-KAMSACK-L Archives

Civilization.ca Doukhobors

Civilization.ca Bibliography on the Doukhobors

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Doukhobor Bibliography

Doukhobor Collection

Doukhobor Community Photo Album submitted by Tricia Mitchell, Mansfield, Eng

Doukhobor Cultural Society of Saskatchewan

Doukhobor Cultural Society of Saskatchewan

Doukhobor Dugout House

Doukhobor Genealogy Site

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Doukhobor History

Doukhobor Homepage The Land Loss Story in Saskatchewan
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The Doukhobors in Canada:Monographs

Doukhobors - Canada - Special Collections

Doukhobor Prints by John Kalmakov - The Doukhobors

Doukhobors Russia to Canada

Doukhobor Russian Paintings - Original Artwork, Painting, and Prints - British Columbia, Canada

Doukhobor Song of Days A Virtual Exhibit on the Doukhobors of Canada Their Early Life and Times

The Doukhobors - Spirit Wrestlers

Doukhobor - The Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement - Library and Archives Canada

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains -Chapter Doukhobor -page 742 - By David J. Wishart - Book digitised online by google books

Ethnic-Czech Mailing Lists

Heritage Village Acquires Doukhobor Elevator

Institut d'études canadiennes - Institute of Canadian Studies Doukhobor bibliographies

Kirilovka Doukhobor Village Site

Life and Times Peter the Lordly Verigin

March West Reenactment Reconstitution de la marche vers l'ouest

National Doukhobor Heritage Village in Veregin (75 kms northeast of Yorkton, 306-542-4441)

Prairies North: Saskatchewan's Life Magazine Tolstoy, the Bible, and Everything Doukhobor

Religion: DOUKHOBOR Mailing List

Saskatchewan Doukhobors - Land Loss

Saskatchewan and Its People 1924 : Doukhobors

Saskatchewan News Index -Top News Stories - Conflict And Struggle - The Doukhobors Again

Saskatchewan Research Outline

Separating Fact from Fancy Historical Background Doukhobor

Significant Dates in Doukhobor History

‘Toil and Peaceful Life’: Doukhobor Village Settlement in Saskatchewan, 1899–1918

Tracking the "Living Book": Doukhobor Song in Canada Since 1899

Wrestling with the Spirit - A Dukhobor Story [sic]

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