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  Hmong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politically and militarily, the Hmong continued to be a stone in the shoe of the Chinese empire.
General Vang Pao was the ethnic Hmong soldier handpicked by the CIA to lead the northern Military Region II (MR2) defense against NVA incursion.
Hmongs have often been targets of discrimination, mainly because of job competition and stereotyping of Hmongs as welfare dependents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hmong   (3935 words)

The first Hmong to migrate to Chicago came as refugees from Laos after the ascension of the Communist group Pathet Lao in 1975.
Traditional Hmong religion is based on the cult of spirits, shamanism, and ancestor worship and is central to traditional Hmong culture.
Hmong in the Chicago area and across the country have developed strong networks of mutual assistance and lobbied for aid and social services.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/587.html   (651 words)

 Hmong Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hmong were slaves to the China men but they fled to the mountains and other places to escape war.
The Hmong Leeg, are a large group of Hmong in Southeast Asia who migrated to China the earliest.
This style of Hmong Leeg dressing is one of the oldest traditions of the Hmong.
csucub.csuchico.edu /pubs/PubFld/Ezine2/hmong.html   (599 words)

 Welcome to HAP
Many of the Hmong were involved in the "Secret War of Laos" as allies of the United States and fought against the communist expansion in Indochina.
Hmong guests realized the Twin Cities had many advantages: sound Hmong leadership, good understanding between Hmong refugees and the local population, strong educational programs and possibilities of employment.
By 1982, the Hmong population in the Twin Cities had increased to 12,000 people, the largest urban Hmong population in the United States.
www.hmong.org /displaycontent.asp?ID=17   (470 words)

 Hmong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hmong, also known as Miao (Chinese: 苗;: Miáo; Vietnamese: Mèo or Hmông; Thai: แม้ว (Maew) or ม้ง (Mong)), are an Asian ethnic group speaking the Hmong language, whose homeland is in the mountainous regions of southern China (especially Guizhou) that cross into northern Southeast Asia (northern Vietnam and Laos).
In China, the first recorded Hmong kingdom was called, and its ruler or rulers, had the title, Chiyou.
Although the Hmong remain as one of the poorest Asian ethnic groups in the U.S., many Hmong children have performed highly in schools.
www.millville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Hmong   (3648 words)

 Hmong Families   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Hmong wedding ritual involves tying a length of white ribbon or string from around the wrist of the bride to around the wrist of the groom.
The actual situation of the wives is often not so fortunate; the second wife usually has less prestige than the first, and the senior wife often feels hurt by the competition of the younger woman for her husband’s affection and attention.
When a Hmong man becomes a father, a name ceremony will be held to give him a new name such as Nhia or Pao to indicate that he has passed from one stage of life to another entailing more responsibility.
www.laofamily.org /culture/culture_info3.htm   (2156 words)

 Who Are Hmong?
Hmong is probably the only group who the Chinese fought the hardest, years after years, centuries after centuries, as early as 3000 B.C. until the 16th century.
Hmong themselves had many losses too, and were eventually defeated after the fall of two Hmong Kingdoms in Guizhou in the late 16th century.
Even Hmong eventually became many groups, the Hmong who held up their dignity as Hmong, refused to be captured and moved to Indo China in the earliest called themselves Hmong Leeg and are known as Hmong Leeg.
www.angelfire.com /ca3/Hmong   (3077 words)

 The Hmong Tragedy: The Hmongs in the United States, their Origins in Laos, and the Future
Hmong refugees in the U.S. struggle with our unusual ways, though the rising generation of youth have melted in well with American culture, even at the risk of losing touch with their heritage.
The torture and slaughter of Hmong children, for example, is one aspect of the state-sponsored terror from the brutal Laotian regime.
In one case in the previous decade, I was at the hospital with a teenage Hmong girl whose abusive "husband" or boyfriend in a big fight had previously encouraged her to attempt suicide with an overdose.
www.jefflindsay.com /Hmong_tragedy.html   (12099 words)

 The hilltribes of Thailand, Northern Thailand: Hmong Hilltribe - by Thailand online
The Hmong are divided in two sub-groups, White and Blue, and to be found in mountainous regions of China.
In Thailand there are probably about 60000 Hmong people settled in villages throughout a wide area of the north, with perhaps another 50000 refugees from Laos living in camps located near the northeastern border of the country.
The Hmong are diligent and independent people, fond of wearing their silver ornaments during ceremonies and much devoted to the sky spirit they believe has created their own ancient way of life.
www.thailine.com /thailand/english/hill-e/hmong-e.htm   (430 words)

 VDARE.com: 03/02/04 - Hmore Hmong? Polygamous Hmong?
Hmong tribesmen from Laos, members of the mountain tribe recruited by the CIA in the 1960s to fight a guerilla war against the Communists, now refugees here in the U.S., believe that having several wives is a boon to creating the large families and clan structures that they value.
The Hmong social norm of polygamy is simply an irreconcilable cultural difference with American values, particularly when a veritable village wants to decamp lock, stock and wives to Minnesota.
When the publication Future Hmong brought the subject out of the shadows, hundreds of Hmong males wrote to defend polygamy as a lifestyle choice—despite the detail that it is a felony in Minnesota.
www.vdare.com /walker/hmong.htm   (926 words)

 Hmong History
By correlation archeological and anthropological evidence, oral tradition, and Chinese imperial records, scholars have traced the Hmong to central Asia, possibly as early as 5000 B.C. Hmong folktales describe a place having six months of light and six of dark, where snow lay on mountains and ice covered lakes.
In the Hmong folktales which were orally passed down from generation to generation, there were talks of Hmong having their own emperor of China.
Hmongs have learned to preserve their writings in the "paj ntaub" or the "Pha Dau".
www.geocities.com /tokyo/dojo/3610/hmong_history.htm   (818 words)

 Pahawh Hmong alphabet
Hmong has 8 tones which are indicated in the Pahawh Hmong alphabet with diacritics.
Though few Hmong use the Pahawh Hmong alphabet, they are very proud of the fact that it exists and that is was created by one of their people.
In China Hmong is known as Miao and is written with Chinese characters or with an alphabet known as Pollard Miao.
www.omniglot.com /writing/hmong.htm   (518 words)

 MPR: Hmong refugees begin arriving in June
Cheu Lee, the publisher of the Hmong Times, says when his family came to the United States in 1976, it was a lonely arrival.
Hmong grocery stores have popped up all over the Twin Cities in the past 30 years.
Tzianeng Vang, 35, the chairman of Hmong Nationality Archives in Saint Paul, says he and his cousins are expecting about 20 family members to resettle in the Twin Cities by the end of the year.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/2004/06/03_randolpht_hmong   (1143 words)

 Cultural Diversity: Eating in America, Hmong, HYG-5254-95
Hmongs do not feel comfortable with direct eye contact and do not like to be touched on their heads.
The Hmong mother is caught between her husband who wants homeland cooking and her children who are becoming "Americanized" and expect her to cook American meals.
This fact sheet on the Hmong culture is one of a series of nine developed to address cultural diversity in American eating.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/5000/5254.html   (986 words)

 Hmong Cultural Center: Multicultural Resources, Adult Education, Cultural Education
The mission of Hmong Cultural Center Inc. (HCC) is to enhance the personal development of children, youth, and adults through Hmong Cultural education while providing resources that contribute to cross-cultural understanding between Hmong and non-Hmong people.
We are the primary Hmong and Asian American organization in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that provides community outreach activities related to multicultural education for the purposes of promoting positive race relations in the Twin Cities community.
Human Rights Focus: the Hmong Center works to advance the human rights of Hmong interacting with mainstream institutions and systems across the United States as it educates non-Hmong professionals and service workers about the background and culturally-specifically needs of their Hmong service populations.
www.hmongcenter.org   (378 words)

Hmong is the language of the Hmong people.
The Hmong constitutes one of the most ancient people in Asia.
Since 1975, which marked the end of Vietnam War, more than 150,000 Hmong refugees from the Secret War of Laos have been resettled in the United States.
www.flw.com /languages/hmong.htm   (106 words)

 ESPN Outdoors -- Wis. seeks more Hmong hunting instructors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The issue of Hmong hunters in Wisconsin -- and possible clashes between their culture rooted in Laos and the state's hunting traditions -- jumped to the forefront late last year.
A Hmong immigrant from St. Paul, Chai Soua Vang, 36, was charged with killing six white hunters and wounding two others in Sawyer County after a confrontation over trespassing.
The Hmong, an ethnic minority, resettled in the United States after fleeing Laos when the communists seized control in 1975 after the end of the Vietnam War.
espn.go.com /outdoors/hunting/news/2005/0111/1964548.html   (499 words)

Studies Journal, the only peer reviewed academic journal with a focus on Hmong Studies.
Hmong history, culture, and adaptation in diasporic communities around the world.
Questions can be sent by using the e-mail link at the bottom of the page.
www.hmongstudies.org   (214 words)

 Hmong Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Keynote speaker George Latimer, former mayor of St. Paul, remembers the arrival of the first Hmong to Minnesota.
As a politician and public figure he has had an excellent opportunity to observe the growth of the Hmong Community.
Latimer’s wife, Nancy Moore Latimer, who was unable to attend the event, wrote the first newsletter about the Hmong community back in 1978.
www.hmongtimes.com   (95 words)

 Hmong Research Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Bibliography of the Hmong (Miao) of Southeast Asia and the Hmong Refugees in the United States.
Annotated bibliography of English-language printed and audiovisual materials on the Hmong, written or produced between 1983 and 1987.
Annotated bibliography on elderly Cambodian, ethnic Chinese, Hmong, Lao, and Vietnamese refugees in the United States.
people.bu.edu /jchris/hmong.html   (1894 words)

 F A C T F I N D I N G . O R G
The fearful 6,500+ Hmong refugees from Laos who are seeking relocation in Phetchabun, northern Thailand, were forced out of their temporary homes onto the streets and ordered to leave the area.
The Hmong were recruited by the CIA to fight on behalf of a pro-American government during the Vietnam War, only to find themselves all but abandoned after their communist enemies, the Pathet Lao, won a long civil war in 1975.
After decades on the run, 170 women, children and old men of the Hmong ethnic minority — once part of a U.S.-backed secret army fighting communists in Laos — emerged from their jungle hideouts on Saturday to surrender to the government.
www.factfinding.org /main.html   (1238 words)

 Hmong Bibles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hmong is spoken in Laos and other Asian countries.
You can purchase the Blue Hmong (Njua) New Testament on audio cassette from Faith Comes By Hearing.
Find more gospel resources for people who speak Hmong at Ethnic Harvest.
www.ethnicharvest.org /bibles/hmong.htm   (123 words)

 Hmong-Aust Resource Page
Hmong in Canberra - the capital of the nation
The Hmong, Ancestor of the Miao By Phila McDaniel
Gary gives an historical account of the fate of the Hmong in Laos especially during the new era under the Communist rule from 1975 to 1982.
www.hmongnet.org /hmong-au/ozintro.htm   (1499 words)

 Hmong ABC - The First Hmong Bookstore - Arts, Books, Crafts
Nyob zoo and welcome to Hmong Arts, Books and Crafts: The First Hmong Bookstore (easily known as Hmong ABC).
At Hmong ABC, we are dedicated to preserving and promoting the Hmong people through our large collections of arts, books and crafts.
If you're interested in an educational tour of the Trail of Migration of the Hmong in China, please contact Yuepheng Xiong at 651-338-7443, or via email at yuepheng@hmongabc.com.
www.hmongabc.com   (243 words)

 Hmong - Ethnos - Books about the Hmong People
The Hmong, also known as Miao (Chinese: Miáo; Vietnamese: Me.o or Hmông; Thai: (mong) or (maew)), are an Asian ethnic group whose homeland is in the mountainous regions of southern China (especially Guizhou) that cross into northern Southeast Asia (northern Vietnam and Laos).
Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992
Grr!: A Folktale from the Hmong People of Laos
www.almudo.com /ethnos/Hmong.htm   (185 words)

 Yamada Language Center: Hmong WWW Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hmong Home Page -Large numbers of resources about the culture and history of the Hmong.
Hmong Textiles -Many examples of the truly beautiful work done by Hmong artisans.
This page is maintained by the Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/guides/hmong.html   (55 words)

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