Hutterite people were from Germany and had been treated badly in Europe for many years. They were mistreated for their beliefs. Many immigrated to Russia looking for a place where they could live and practice their religion. In 1874, one thousand Hutterites left Germany and Russia and moved to the United States and settled in colonies in South Dakota.
Some Hutterite immigrants immigrated from Germany to Canada. Others immigrated from Germany to Russia and then to Canada.
The country of Germany and the surrounding countries.
These colonies were farming communities where people lived and worked together. They shared everything as a group. This way of life allowed them to maintain their culture, religion, language, and customs. The sharing of all resources exists up to the present day and is one of the things that make Hutterites different from other similar religious groups, like Mennonites.
The Hutterites live and work on farming colonies together.