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Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Sia Y. Thao
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sia Yang is the mother of Khias Yang. Her clan name is Yang and her husband's clan name is Vang. She is fifty-five years old and has seven children, five are living. She is widowed. She did not attend school. Her family immigrated to the U.S. in April 1980. She was born in Phuam Yav, Laos. She is a White Hmong. 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.
2 hours sound cassette
68 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:16:29 running time
Interviewee: Thao, Sia Yang
Interviewer: Yang, Khias
Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 86 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.103.18 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project'