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Hmong and American : stories of transition to a strange land

Author: Sue Murphy Mote
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Hmong were driven out of Laos by the turmoil of the Vietnam War and settled in American in such large numbers that they are now the second largest Southeast Asian population in the United States. Twelve Hmong immigrants, including a female shaman, an ex-military officer, a reformed gang member, a doctor, and a woman who was snatched from her mountain village at the age of eight, deposited in Laos' French culture  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mote, Sue Murphy, 1938-
Hmong and American.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Murphy Mote
ISBN: 078641832X 9780786418329
OCLC Number: 54487469
Description: viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : "Will they eat me?" --
pt. I. Journeys --
1. Leaving : Chamy Thor --
2. What makes the Hmong, Hmong --
3. Keeper of the past : Mai Xiong --
4. Feast and famine --
5. Five thousand years, ten thousand miles : the Hmong --
pt. II. Hmong world : that was then --
6. Old royalty : Ly Vong Lynaolu --
7. An argument with the Stone Age : Chamy Thor --
pt. III. New world : America the difficult --
8. A death : Ly Vong Lynaolu --
9. Ties that bind : Hmongtown, U.S.A. --
10. Kids astray : Sai Sue Lor --
pt. IV. Middle world : being Hmong in America --
11. A change of mind : Lue Vang, Pang Foua Yang Rhodes --
12. Choosing a path : Mai Xia Cha --
13. A different path : the children of Long --
14. Buried treasure : Mai Xiong --
15. Peb Hmoob, We Hmong : Chamy Thor --
App. A. Hmong language and names --
App. B. Child-rearing study.
Responsibility: Sue Murphy Mote.
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12 Hmong immigrants tell their stories of adapting to American life and culture while preserving the values of their own ancient cutlure. The author also considers the 5,000 years of Hmong history  Read more...


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