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Saturday, December 10, 2005
Scenes from the Hmong New Year's Celebration
Yes, that's Mayor Timothy Hanna, shortly after an excellent speech he gave to the large crowd on behalf of the city of Appleton. Nicely done. And as you can see, he's dressed for success, Hmong style!
Lisa: Sacramento, CA.
Sia Yang, Menomonie, WI
President of Spokane Hmong Association (Washington State)
why these white people are hateful to a group of people who helped americans in the vietnam war. many
hmong people gave their lives for the american soilders in vietnam!
those white people don't know that!
i have some hmong clothing and people see it on me and everyone sees it as being native american
clothing, because i'm a native person, and i know the hmong people
are indigenous people like me and i
see many similarities in their culture, like their clothing, and their shamanism, and i love it! it's so cool, i pray for these people, that many white people will
treat them as equals. if anyone has anything to say about what i said, I am female, age 30.
please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
thanx have a nice day!
I want to share this personal story to this American friend. I am 42 years old now. When I was about 9-10 years old, I remembered an American helicoptor pilot came to our village in Samnuen, Laos. My dad and the rest of the men in the village got together and talked about how to take care of this American man. They agreeded that each family had to donate a chicken to make food for the American friend because he was from a country like heaven. We (kids) followed him every where he went. He looked so strang but nice at the same time. The village treated him and respected him like a king. I have not seen any Hmong person who would not like this man. You know, I was never imagined that I would have a chance to see a heavenly country like this America. Thanks god that we poor Hmong people got to know American service men during the war and had always kept the strong relationship with the Americans until these days. I know that our people did a good job for American men during the war, but in return, America has provided freedom, opportunity, other legal, social and political assistance to the Hmong world wide. There isn't any country in the whole world that will listen to and help the Hmong like the U.S. Thanks, again.
About the photos, I'M IN ONE OF JEFF'S PHOTOS! ^^ I'm glad you were at the Appleton Hmong New Year. I hope you enjoyed it, and please do return for plenty more celebrations. Thank you for your great interest in the Hmong culture. I would have to say that many Hmongs are fond of curious strangers like you. ^^ Best wishes!
I have recently taken an interest in the Hmong people because my father, who is a vietnam vet, has married a laotion woman who has repetedly expressed her dislike towards the Hmong people. Her father was chinese and mother laotion and obviously comes from a communist sec of laotion people that dislike the Hmong people.
Here is where I get confused. How can we, as americans, welcome a group of people into our country, who obviously stand for everything we fought against. Yet we shun the people who helped us in the vietnam war, the Hmong? Understanding?
world. There is not alot of us hmong people in Sioux city IA but we thank you really much and I like the pictures of hmong people and i thank you again.