AmishNorth Americaintensive agriculturalists
The Old Order Amish Mennonites are a people of Swiss-German background who migrated to the United States during two main periods from 1727-1790 and 1815-1865. The earlier migrants settled in Pennsylvania, while the later settled in Ohio, New York, Indiana, and Illinois. The Amish are characterized by the maintenance of a voluntary and disciplined community, separation from the “outside” world, adult rather than infant baptism, and emphasis on simple living.
- North America
- Regional, Ethnic and Diaspora Cultures
- intensive agriculturalists
- United States