A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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QUESTIONS

  1. Why did Sigursteinn Oddson and Hans Peter Tergesen emigrate from Iceland?
  2. Where did many of the Icelandic emigrants go in hopes of finding a more promising life?
  3. What was it about New Iceland that made it a unique settlement?
  4. What did Hans Peter Tergesen do to establish himself in New Iceland?
  5. What did Sigursteinn Oddson do?
  6. Why did Sigursteinn have to continually get new plots of land?
  7. What mix-up happened involving Sigursteinn at the land office, and why?
  8. What was the most important cultural tradition that bound the Icelandic Canadians to their heritage?
  9. Why sorts of disasters did Oddson have to face in Manitoba?
  10. How has director Juliann Blackmore retraced and learned about her ancestral heritage?