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Hmong and American : stories of transition to a strange land

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 and finally returned to Laos years later, tell their stories of adapting to American life and culture while preserving the values of their own ancient culture. The author also considers the 5,000 years of Hmong history and its lasting influence
Print Book, English, ©2004
McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C., ©2004