Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Mao Song Lyfoung Vang

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Titles Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Mao Song Lyfoung Vang
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Song Lyfoung Vang is the aunt of Pacyinz Lyfoung. Her maiden clan was the Ly clan and she married into the Vang clan. She is eighty years old. She has twelve children, six are still living. One lives in Laos, three live in France, and two live in the U.S. She never attended school. She has been widowed since 1992. She was born in July 1919. 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 hour sound cassette
94 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:53:45 running time
Creation Interviewee: Vang, Mao Song Lyfoung
Interviewer: Lyfoung, Pacyinz
Made in: Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 01/27/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 86 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.103.15 (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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