Friday, September 01, 2006

Hutterite Monopoly

“Hutterite Monopoly”

The Hutterite colonies were one of the more treasured finds during my most recent adventures in Montana. In my many previous visits to the state, I had not noticed them. They are a people that you only recognize if you are truly a resident. More than once we toured their colonies, bought their vegetables and turned down an offer for a ‘fryer’. Many lifelong Montanans complain about their seemingly capitalistic manner. Although, I admit I was never a landowner in contention for property they attempted to ‘acquire’; I have always felt a bit of pride in their ingenuity and ability to out ‘capitalist’ the Capitalists (outsiders). - DN

No comments: