Hmong Oral History Project: Interview with Nhia Y. Yang

Transcript (PDF)


Titles Hmong Oral History Project: Interview with Nhia Y. Yang
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nhia Yer Yang is a shaman, 60 years old. Prior to immigrating to the United States in 1980, he was a soldier and the mayor of his village. He is Xeng Sue Yang's older brother. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Nhia Yer Yang describes his life and his duties as both a soldier and a mayor in Laos. Nhia Yer Yang also discusses his current role as a shaman and the help that he gives to people. He concludes the interview with a concern for the future generations of Hmong people. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Interview translated by May Herr.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
7 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:45:02 running time
Creation Interviewee: Yang, Nhia Yer
Interviewer: Rossi, Linda
Subjects Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 11/15/1991
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 16 (Library Call Number)
AV1994.94.7 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Hmong Oral History Project'


This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

User Comments

How Can We Help?

Know Something We Don't?

Please comment below if you are able to:

  • provide any additional information that will help us better understand or interpret these items
  • provide information that clarifies historical context of the item
  • report an error in the description


Name and Comment will be displayed publicly.

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.