Southeast Asian History: Hmong

Southeast Asian History: Hmong

(California: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive),
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Abstract / Summary
The Hmong are subsistence farming mountain people who live in China and Southeast Asia. Many of those in Laos allied themselves with the US during the Vietnam war, hoping to protect their way of life. They are one of the montangard groups referred to in discussions of the war. Many worked directly with the CIA in northern Laos and some were part of the Hmong guerilla/Royal Lao Army under General Vang Pao. In May, 1975, following the withdrawal of US forces from Vietnam and the communist victories in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, the CIA evacuated 2,500 Hmong from Long Cheng, the CIA stronghold. Over the course of the next ten years, it is estimated that more than 100,000 Hmong fled to Thailand.
Field of Interest
Letters and Diaries
Content Type
Oral history
Format
Related Web resources
URL
https://csulb-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/10211.3/206609
Publisher
California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Place Published / Released
California
Subject
Letters and Diaries, History, Ethnic groups, Armed forces, Politics, War, Vietnam War, 1956-1975, United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos, Asia, Laos, North America, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos

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