Canada: ALBERTA: Homes for Hutterites

The prairies of Alberta have plenty of room, but not for Hutterites.

The Hutterites are a group of almost 4,000 "Christian Communists" who broke away, in the 16th Century, from the Mennonites (see RELIGION). They have been in Canada since 1918. Albertans have not been overfriendly to them because of their aloofness (they have large families, live in isolated colonies), their communal farming (individuals own nothing, pool everything), their pacifism (they are conscientious objectors).

During World War II, thanks to cash from high food prices, industrious Hutterites extended their farm holdings in...

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