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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Dorjee Norbu
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dorjee Norbu was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He moved with his family to Mussoorie and then Rajpur. His mother moved to Minnesota in 1992. Norbu and the rest of the family followed in 1996. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, school experiences in India and the United States, expectations of Minnesota, first experiences in Minnesota, snow, differences in social relationships between Tibetans and Americans, similarities and differences between Tibetan, Indian, and American culture, making friends, attending college, Tibetan dance group, international students, Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts (TIPA), preserving Tibetan culture, community, challenges, including gangs and violence, differences between adults and adolescents, stereotypes, economic differences within the community, race, working on the Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
39 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:27:40 running time
Creation Narrator: Norbu, Dorjee T.
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetan Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/30/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106.14
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'