Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with You V. Yang

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Titles Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with You V. Yang
Description 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.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
32 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:40:59 running time
Creation Interviewee: Yang, You Vang
Interviewer: Hang, May Yang
Subjects Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 01/18/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 86 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.103.8 (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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