Lesson 15 Hmong - LESSON 15 The Hmong, Hill Farmers of...

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LESSON 15 The Hmong, Hill Farmers of Southeast Asia Reading Assignment: Culture Sketches, Chapter 5: “The Hmong: Struggle and Perseverance.” Watch the 30-minute film: “Becoming American” Learning Objectives: After completing this assignment, you should: Have a general idea of the history of Hmong migrations, and how/why Hmong refugees ended up in the United States Be able to give a culture sketch of traditional Hmong subsistence and social organization Understand the importance of shamans and supernatural concerns for the Hmong Be able to discuss the Hmong experience in the United States Key Terms: Indochina opium trade capture marriage secondary migration shamans ancestral spirits cultural identity animism Lecture Notes: In earlier lessons we discussed the importance of culture to human beings, both as an adaptive strategy, and as a symbolic context. Because it is ongoing, and taught to succeeding generations, culture gives a society a sense of continuity and
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2011 for the course AFR DANC 100 taught by Professor Ron during the Spring '07 term at CSU Long Beach.

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Lesson 15 Hmong - LESSON 15 The Hmong, Hill Farmers of...

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