Fighters, Refugees, Immigrants: A Story of the Hmong
Provides a dramatic account of the difficulties faced by the Hmong people of Laos after the Vietnam War and their experiences in a refugee camp in Thailand and as immigrants to the United States
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American arrived Baht Bamboo and thatch Ban Vinai Refugee Bathing began bomb border brought built chicken Children begin China Communist cross the river disease doctor early age experience families live family members farmers farming father fight flee fought garden girl go to school guerrilla herbs Hmong chief Hmong practice Hmong villages Hmong women hospital Housing at Ban ice cream immediately IMMIGRANTS importance Indochina jugs Laos Laotian govern leaders learned leave home Left markets Mekong River Minneapolis mother mountains needed noodle nurse organized pails Pao Fang patients patrols pediatric ward pills plots of land polygamy problem rice Right selling serve shots sick child smaller groups soccer Southeast Asia spirit squalor stories tailor tapestries tend Thai village Thailand transient camp tropical tuberculosis United vegetables Vietnam Vinai Refugee Camp volleyball warfare water tanks weekend weeks Western medicines young children