Hmong: Becoming Minnesotan

Story Title Narrator Community Tags
Regardless of if you were boys or girls, education is very important. Kim Yang Hmong Education, Family, Gender Roles, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
The work of a shaman. Nhia Yer Yang Hmong Ceremonies & Rituals, Community, Religion, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
Early marriages. Kim Yang Hmong Gender Roles, Marriage, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
Women were doing everything they could to help out in spite of the dangers and hardships during the war. Kim Yang Hmong Family, Gender Roles, War, Work, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
My dream was to have a lot of land and have people work for me. Cher Vang Hmong Economics, Work, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
I was a soldier and a mayor until 1960 when the American people came. Nhia Yer Yang Hmong Economics, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
By the time I was fifteen, I was a soldier. Yang Cha Ying Hmong War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
My father thought that if he took us to this country then we would have the chance to get more education. Kim Yang Hmong Education, Freedom, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
When we could no longer survive safely we followed General Vang Pao to Thailand. Mai Vang Thao Hmong Escape, Freedom, Politics, War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
My mother decided that we must move out. Kim Yang Hmong Escape, Politics, War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
We were poor not only the outside, but also the inside. Kim Yang Hmong Politics, Refugee Camps, War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
Fleeing to Thailand. Mai Vang Thao Hmong Escape, Freedom, Politics, Refugee Camps, War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
On the eleventh day, we boarded a jet destined for America. See Lee Hmong Family, Refugee Camps, Travel to U.S., Coming to America, The Journey
We got on a bus, and had no idea where we were going. Bo Thao Hmong New Immigrant Experiences, Travel to U.S., Coming to America, The Journey
There was loneliness in us because all our friends and relatives were not here with us. Kim Yang Hmong Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Family, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Ties to Homeland
You don't understand the word 'eat' - you just say 'no'. Cher Vang Hmong Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Youth Experiences
We got to come and live in this great country. Kim Yang Hmong Becoming Americans, Citizenship, Freedom, Identity, Opportunities in America
education will open the doors to many things. Mai Neng Moua Hmong Becoming Americans, Education, Gender Roles, Opportunities in America
If our American friends don't have to do it, why do I have to do it? Yang Cha Ying Hmong Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Generation Gap, Problems in America
If you want to be a farmer, to start a business, you have to have money. Mai Neng Moua Hmong Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Economics, Food, Work, Problems in America
Hmong New Year. Mao Song Lyfoung Vang Hmong Ceremonies & Rituals, Ethnic Festivals, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
I hope our people will keep our culture and customs alive. Nhia Yer Yang Hmong Identity, Ties to Homeland, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Paj Ntaub Voice: The voices of the Hmong. Mai Neng Moua Hmong Arts, Civic Engagement, Community, Contributions, We Are Here
Helping the Hmong community to better health care. Cher Vang Hmong Civic Engagement, Culture Clash, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
A lot of relatives say we are wealthy, so they give us their children. Khou Xiong Hmong Economics, Family, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
nid: Hmong