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The Hmong have a long history dated back about 5,000 years; however, there are conflicting stories about early Hmong history as to where they lived. According to scholars, the Hmong have lived in China for at least 2,000 years. Many wars and uprisings were noted in early centuries with the majority Chinese. In response, the Hmong began constant movement within China to maintain freedom and preserve their culture. Some Chinese Dynasties welcomed the Hmong; most tried to enslave them.
In multiple trips to Laos, retired Kronenwetter educators Jim and Marty Harris learned that the after-effects of the Vietnam War were still killing and maiming innocent farmers and children who were simply trying to live off the land. They did their best to raise awareness about the impact that unexploded bombs have had in the impoverished country, but it wasn’t enough.
Now Jim is working as an administrator for a private bomb removal company, and while he’s in the countryside, Marty is living in Vientiane teaching English and art.
The first day of the New Year is special for the unmarried young men and women. They will gather in the field all dressed up in their new clothing, wearing many ornaments and special decorations. Forming their own lines, the boys and girls toss a soft ball, made of cloth, and sing to each other. This continues for days, each taking turns tossing to different partners.
The Blacksmith (January)
This is the month the Blacksmith works to make all the farming tools ready for the spring planting. Metal tools that need to be prepared include axes, many kinds of hoes, plows, machetes, and other kinds of knives. Wooden equipment to be made includes the frame for back-packs used to carry wood for the cooking fires and the bamboo baskets used to carry rice and other farm products.
The Hmong migrated from southern China in the nineteenth century to the mountainous areas of Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. During the Vietnam War the Hmong worked with the American CIA in the "secret war" in Laos, and therefore were forced to flee their homeland after the victory of the communists. After spending time in refugee camps in Thailand, many Hmong settled in the United States, with large concentrations in California (ca. 75,000), Minnesota (ca. 40,000), and Wisconsin (ca. 40,000).