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Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with You V. Yang
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: You Vang Yang is the mother of May Hang and is the daughter of Nhia Vang. Her maiden clan name is Vang and she married into the Yang clan. She is sixty years old and has nine children. She is widowed. She immigrated to the U.S. twenty-four years ago. She was born in Xuv Npuv, Laos. She is a White Hmong by birth, Blue Hmong by marriage. 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: All interviews were recorded in Hmong. Transcripts in both English and Hmong are available for each interview.
1 hour sound cassette
32 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:40:59 running time
Interviewee: Yang, You Vang
Interviewer: Hang, May Yang
Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 86 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.103.8 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project'