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Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Ong V. Xiong
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ong Vang Xiong is the mother of Yer Moua and is the grandmother of Mai Neng Moua. She is fifty-four years old and has been married twice. Her first husband was from the Vue clan and her second was from the Moua clan. She had three children with her first husband and two with her second. She was born in Mong Nha, Laos, fled to Thailand and then immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. She is a White Hmong. She received no formal education. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Biographical information and religious affiliation. Childhood-school attendance, duties at home, community service, skills taught, social activities as a child, aspirations as a child. Hmong women's roles-decision making inside and outside of home and clan, women in leadership roles and how they are seen in the community, what women do to support their families, family planning, when women feel respected or disrespected. The war and living in refugee camps-memories of fleeing Laos, of refugee camps, difference in treatment of men and women in the camps. Adjustments since coming to the U.S.-skills needed to adjust, learning English, skills from Laos and Thailand that are adaptable or useable in the U.S., citizenship, leadership roles for women in the U.S. versus Laos, public contributions by Hmong women. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The interview was conducted predominantly in Hmong. The Hmong transcript and an English translation are bound together for this interview.
1 hour sound cassette
55 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:46:42 running time
Interviewee: Xiong, Ong Vang
Interviewer: Moua, Mai Neng
Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 86 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.103.6 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project'