Hmong Diaspora - society Hmong Religion Hmong Culture -...

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Diaspora:A study of the Hmongs in USA Characteristics of Diaspora
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Hmong History originated from Siberia dates back thousands of years. a long and distinctive history in China. are dispersed throughout the highlands of southern China and northern Southeast Asia, e.g. Laos and Vietnam.
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Hmong history…. live primarily as self-sufficient farmers and gatherers. In 1961, the U.S. government recruited Hmong people for Vietnam War. In 1975, the U.S. retreated, leaving Laos under Communist control Hmong population was targeted for genocide. Many of them fled to neighboring countries, and a significant number sought asylum in the United States.
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Hmong after Vietnam War Genocide of the Hmongs by Pathet Lao Refugees in Thailand United States has granted many of them asylum because of their crucial role in the Vietnam War great difficulty adjusting to a culture so different from their own. torn between two different worlds: the traditional Hmong and modern American
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Unformatted text preview: society Hmong Religion Hmong Culture - Many Hmong hold fast to animism and ancestor worship. The shaman, or spirit healer, enters the spirit world in a trance, and attempts to bring back the cure for the sick spirit of the person. Other Hmong have converted to Christianity. Shamans spiritual tools are a gong and mallet and a tambourine, finger rattles, buffalo horns and spiritual chants. Challenges faced by Hmongs right to practice their agrarian religious beliefs. sacrificing pigs and chickens, seen as inhumane and violent. based on a "classic Northeastern Asian shamanism very similar to Inuit or Siberian beliefs. Hmongs in USA In1978 no Hmong living in the U.S. By 1984 about 18,000 Hmong and Laotians were living in the Merced area alone. In 2000 about180,000 Hmong in USA more than 65,000 in California. face a myriad of challenges in their new home....
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