By Matthew Deibert
Traditional Chinese buildings
Acupuncture is also used in china, they are small needles put into the body in certain places to help pain, organs, muscles and skin problems.
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
The Chinese were given the most dangerous jobs like using explosives and if they died their family was not even notified of their death. They lived in tents and had to do their own cooking. Since they did not have enough money for fruit and vegetables, some of them got scurvy. Some people believe that one Chinese man died every foot of the railway through the canyons.
When the railway was finished some workers went back to China, others went to work in agriculture or mining and some continued to work for the railway. The government created a Head Tax for all Chinese immigrants. At first it was $50.00 but it went up to $100.00 by 1900 because more and more immigrants were coming to Canada to live a better life.