Julie Melton, Cleaning the Church, Deerfield Hutterite Colony, 2003, Gelatin silver print, 14 x 14 inches, Courtesy of the artist

In the Hutterite Colony, the church is used for both worshipping and formal German classes. The sermons are performed in High German, however in daily speech the Hutterites use an Austro-Bavarian dialect. Formal teaching of English begins in kindergarten in the colony school.

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