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(Hmong Means Free: Life in Laos and America.pdf) This collection of evocative personal testimonies by three generations of Hmong refugees is the first to describe their lives in Laos as slash and burn farmers as refugees after a Communist government came to power in and as immigrants in the United States Reflecting on the homes left behind their narratives chronicle the difficulties of forging a new identity br br From Jou Yee Xiong s Life Story br i I stopped teaching my sons many of the Hmong ways because I felt my ancestors and I had suffered enough already I thought that teaching my children the old ways would only place a burden on them i br br From Ka Pao Xiong s Jou Yee Xiong s son Life Story br i It has been very difficult for us to adapt because we had no professions or trades and we suffered from culture shock Here in America both the husband and wife must work simultaneously to earn enough money to live on Many of our children are ignorant of the Hmong way of life Even the old people are forgetting about their life in Laos as they enjoy the prosperity and good life in America i br br From Xang Mao Xiong s Life Story br i When the Communists took over Laos and General Vang Pao fled with his family we too decided to leave Not only my family but thousands of Hmong tried to flee I rented a car for thirty thousand Laotian dollars and it took us to Nasu We felt compelled to leave because many of us had been connected to the CIA Thousands of Hmong were traveling on foot Along the way many of them were shot and killed by Communist soldiers We witnessed a bloody massacre of civilians i br br From Vue Vang s Life Story br i Life was so hard in the Thai refugee camp that when we found out we could go to the United States we did not hesitate to grasp the chance We knew that were we to remain in the camp there would be no hope for a better future We would not be able to offer our children anything better than a life of perpetual poverty and anguish iDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Hmong Means Free: Life in Laos and America books for multiple devices.