Rare and Unseen Color Photos of America’s Hippie Communes From The 1970s
In the 1970s, scores of young people began springing up all over the country. They build their own homes, share the work and money, and legislate their own laws and taboos.
They call themselves hippies and they have this “if it feels good, do it” attitude with little forethought on the consequences of their actions.
Hippies rejected mainstream culture, believing that it is inherently flawed, and sought to replace it with a Utopian society. Everything about them - their hair and dress, their pioneer spirit, even their Indian teepees - is all about counter-culture movement and radical living. Their primary tenet is about being happy with yourself, not about what others thought you should be.