Does history repeat itself?
a timeline of Doukhobor history.
Indicate corresponding factors that might have resulted in
their repeated exile in Russia and in Canada.
and Peaceful Life” (Trud I Mirnaya Zhizn) is the Doukhobor
philosophy of life.
a poster that best depicts their philosophy.
the Russian alphabetic list at the bottom of page.
Write your name.
for one wild moment of history that you are William McCreary,
Commissioner of Immigration in Winnipeg, and it is your task
to nourish 8,000 Doukhobors, who have just settled in Saskatchewan.
The year is 1900. It is fall. They are vegetarians.
a menu of staple foods in keeping with the times and with
a modest budget. How would you store the food? How could the
menu change with the seasons?
utopian socialism is a phrase that has been used to describe
the socio-religious structure of other groups, such as the
Hutterites and the Amish, with the Doukhobors. How are they
alike? How are they different?
6. It is generally
easier to remember the sensational. The Sons of Freedom were
an offshoot of the historical Doukhobor faith, known for outbursts
of arson and nude marches.
four ways that stereotyping of Doukhobors (equating them with
the Sons of Freedom) can be prevented?
7. DO IT ALL!
THE GREAT DOUKHOBOR CLASSROOM CHALLENGE
all of questions 1 – 6. Mix up a few Doukhobor recipes
(see recipes given for borsch, perahi and saladukha) and hold
a Doukhobor Festival! Put up your timeline of Doukhobor history,
your posters, invite guests to write their names in Russian.
Display pioneer menus. Have three students give 5-minute talks
on religious utopian socialism: Doukhobors, Hutterites and
Amish. Finally, stage a debate, “be it resolved that
the stereotyping of ethnocultural groups in Canadian society
can be prevented.”
Wash three cups
of rice, drain; heat ½ cup butter in skillet and toss
rice into it, so that rice is coated with butter, heat but
do not brown. Transfer rice to small roaster, cover with 6
cups boiling water. Add ½ tsp. salt, ½ cup sugar
and 2 cups washed raisins. Cover with lid and bake for about
45 minutes at 350 degree oven. Serve hot with milk or butter.
1 cup prunes
½ cup each, dried apples, apricots, raisins, cherries
½ cup sugar
1 ¼ cup flour mixed with ½ cup cold water
12 cups boiling water
Put washed pears, prunes, apples and apricots into the boiling
water and boil until all is quite soft. Remove from stove,
strain fruit and save juice. Mash fruit very fine and put
it through a colander. It will be very thick. If you have
trouble getting it through the colander add a little hot juice.
Make a paste of the flour and water, and thoroughly blend
with the hot juice saved. Mix the strained fruit pulp, raisins,
and sugar with the paste and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees,
until the top gets glazed and the cherries are very soft.
Can be served hot or cold.
Borsch (Makes a Big Pot)
books call it “potassium broth” but the Doukhobors
call it “borsch!”
5 medium potatoes
¾ cup (180 ml) butter
½ cup (125 ml) carrots, grated
1 small beet
1 cup (250 ml) onions chopped
1 cup (250 ml) potatoes diced
6 cups (1.5 liters) shredded cabbage
1 tbsp( 15 ml) salt
1 cup (250 ml) heavy cream
½ cup (125 ml) chopped carrots
4 cups (1 liter) canned tomatoes
¾ cup (180 ml) green onions chopped fine
¼ cup (60 ml) celery chopped
dillweed to taste
In frying-pan pour pureed tomatoes, added l tbsp. butter and
¼ cup onions; simmer until thickened. Place ¼
cup butter, ¾ cup onions, ½ cup grated carrots
and ¼ cut chopped pepper in another frying pan and
sauté until transparent. DO NOT BROWN.
pot sauté 2 cups of cabbage in ¼ cup butter.
Also DO NOT BROWN. Boil the water, add salt, ½ cup
chopped carrots, the potatoes, beet, celery and the tomatoes
that you prepared; simmer until potatoes are soft. Remove
the potatoes and mash them with 1 tbsp butter, ½ cup
cream, some of the green onions and dill. Return the potatoes
to the pot of veggies that are boiling, with the rest of the
cabbage. Last, add remaining cream and top with dill, green
onions and any green pepper that is left. After adding the
cream do not boil just keep it hot. Some prefer to discard
the beet, it can be cut up and kept in the borsch.