shaped pole structures covered with straw, known as buddas. Michael Swistun,
who was born in a budda in 1900, later constructed 2 buddas on the original site
next to the settlement trail and donated them with 32 hectares (80 acres) of land
to the ...
settlers first arrived in the area west of Riding Mountain in 1899, their first homes
were small, tent‑shaped pole structures with roofs of hay, known as buddas. Michael Swistun was born in one of these structures in 1900, and constructed two