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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Tashi Lhewa

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tashi Lhewa was born in Mussoorie, Uttaranchal, India. He moved to Montana at the age of 17 and later moved to Minnesota. Lhewa obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and is attending the University of Minnesota Law School. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family, parents, attending school in India, moving to the United States, differences between schools in India and the U.S., diversity, deciding to move to Minnesota, college experiences, community, challenges, deciding to study law, parental influence, future plans, similarities and differences between living in small and large Tibetan communities in the U.S., Student for Free Tibet (SFT), overcoming cultural challenges, similarities and differences between Tibetan and American culture, Tibetan Cultural Center, Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM), expanding community, Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), obligations of being Tibetan, civic duty, preserving culture, economic differences within the community, assimilation, parenting.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
33 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:14:05 running time
Creation Narrator: Lhewa, Tashi
Interviewer: Norbu, Dorjee T.
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetan Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/28/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106.11
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