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Iceland on the Prairies

Iceland on the Prairies
1941, director: Radford Crawley

Excerpt (2:05)


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Icelanders started to build farm communities in the Prairie provinces around 1875. This excerpt shows the section of Winnipeg, Manitoba where many Icelanders live. The local availability of Icelandic newspapers and books testifies to the importance of language, tradition and education in Icelandic culture. Men are shown discussing politics at a local café.