15 responses to The Hutterites
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    Comment on The Hutterites (July 30th, 2009 at 15:03)

    I have heard of the hutterites but didn’t know much about them at all. Thanks for the post!

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      Amy Beth
      Comment on Question for Ozark Michelle (March 24th, 2012 at 01:49)

      Question for Ozark Michelle

      I have really enjoyed seeing your handiwork and pictures! My best friend was born in Nevada MO. Also I see you wearing a black cap or head covering- is that also crocheted? I know some Mennonite ladies in PA used to wear a black crocheted head covreing, and I would love to find this pattern. Any ideas?

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    juan carlos
    Comment on The Hutterites (July 31st, 2009 at 06:34)

    is the link to view the documentary not working for anyone else?

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    Comment on The Hutterites (July 31st, 2009 at 06:36)

    There is an excellent overview of the Hutterites, Amish and Mennonites in the book “On the Backroad to Heaven”, which takes time to compare the similarities and differences between the various groups. I highly recommend it.

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    Comment on The Hutterites (July 31st, 2009 at 06:46)

    Glad you liked it Michelle, Juan Carlos I just checked it and it is still working on this end…Matthew that is a good one, I second the recommendation!

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    Comment on The Hutterites (July 31st, 2009 at 10:51)

    Great documentary, even if it is does evoke memories from my childhood. Not that I am from a Hutterite community, but because I haven’t seen cars and trucks like that in quite a while!

    Erik, do you have any information on how many “plain people” of all denominations, orders, etc there are in total in North America? The world?


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    Comment on The Hutterites (July 31st, 2009 at 14:34)

    Oldkat those were some fine vehicles. You know, I don’t have it offhand, but let’s see: 230,000 Amish, 50,000 Hutterites, maybe 30,000 Old Order Mennonites, Old Colony Mennonites that is a bit harder, I don’t have a number in front of me but it was 40,000 in Mexico alone in 1988, if they double every 20 years that would make roughly 80K in Mexico, plus populations in other countries, I’d guess at least 100K or more, but that is a very rough guess…then you have other smaller groups, German Baptists, Brethren, but those aren’t big numbers…Amish, Hutterites, OOMs and OCMs would be the main ones, unless I’m totally missing something…so looking at the above, maybe a total pop of 400-450,000 plain people?

    Well, this may not be too accurate as it’s back-of-the-napkin but maybe it’s a start

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    Comment on The Hutterites (July 31st, 2009 at 14:35)

    Those are meant to be total pop estimates, baptized and non-baptized which I guess is what you meant..

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    Comment on The Hutterites (August 1st, 2009 at 06:00)

    Another excellent, educational choice, Erik. Other than the name, I had no knowledge on this group.

    Off-topic question but but the opening scene makes me ask… do the Amish wear contact lenses?

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    Comment on The Hutterites (August 1st, 2009 at 06:28)

    Glad you found it interesting Rick!–can’t make universal statements but offhand, have bumped into contacts before, in Lancaster for example–but more doubtful in more conservative communities

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    Comment on The Hutterites (August 1st, 2009 at 09:04)

    Has it already been taken down? It says only transcripts are available?

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    Comment on The Hutterites (August 1st, 2009 at 13:03)

    Sam I have no problem accessing it from the link–it is hosted on a Canadian site and I am currently in Poland–I don’t know if geography would be an issue but I am aware that people stateside, if that is where you are, have been able to access it at the above link. If not try a search for ‘hutterite documentary’ and that may yield results–hope you can view it!

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    Carol Wong
    Comment on The Hutterites (January 10th, 2011 at 08:41)

    I loved the video. It reminded me so much of my grandmother. She always said that the blood of martyrs flows in our veins, and she used to view work in exactly the same way as in the film.


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    Carolyn B
    Comment on The Hutterites (June 5th, 2012 at 22:25)

    Just watched this video that was referred to in Erik’s 6/5/2012 blog. I still can’t believe I sat through the whole 28 minutes; I’m not patient on the computer. Very interesting & entertaining. Thanks for the info always, Erik.

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    Comment on The Hutterites (September 25th, 2012 at 11:45)

    I loved the National Geographic special on the Hutterites. I know there was some contraversey surrounding it but I loved those people and seeing their everyday struggles, different but just like the rest of us.

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