Asians in Greater Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Vichita Ounchith
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vichita Ounchith was born in 1983 in Lafayette, Louisiana. His parents were immigrants from Laos. At the time of the interview he was a high school football coach in Warroad, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life in Louisiana and California; family history in Laos and coming to the United States; being a junior monk in a Cambodian temple; moving to Minnesota as a child; living in Warroad, and being accepted by the white children; comparing California to Minnesota; going to school and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes; playing sports; experience playing college football; how proud he is to have graduated from college; teaching Lao and being active in the community; traveling back to Laos and feeling like a foreigner; coaching sports in Warroad; being in a leadership role within the school; not being involved in the Lao community.
Quantity 1 hour compact disc
32 pages transcripts
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:02:35 running time
Creation Interviewee: Ounchith, Vichita
Interviewer: Vongsay, Saymoukda
Made in Warroad, Roseau County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Asian Americans -- Minnesota
Laotian Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Warroad, Roseau County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/14/2012
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 144
Accession Number AV2012.5.5
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Asians in Greater Minnesota Oral History Project'

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