Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Sia Y. Thao

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Titles Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Sia Y. Thao
Description 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.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
68 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:16:29 running time
Creation Interviewee: Thao, Sia Yang
Interviewer: Yang, Khias
Subjects Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 12/01/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 86 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.103.18 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project'


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