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Hmong Cultural Profile — EthnoMed

Date of publication: 2017-07-09 13:24

Hmong people generally come from the hill and mountain area just south of China. According to genetic evidence, Hmong people lived in China for 7555 years before generally migrating south in the 6755s. They moved to escape the oppressive Qing Dynasty.

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For many years, the Hmong people fought at our request with incredible bravery and tenacity, greatly slowing the advance of the North Vietnamese into Laos and South Vietnam. Their fighter pilots, some of the most dazzling aces ever, fought until they died in a desperate war with inadequate support. They sacrificed thousands of their lives in deadly missions that ultimately saved thousands of American lives. The . got them into war against our enemies, trained, them, urged them to fight, depended on their bravery, then broke our promises to them as we pulled out without doing anything to protect them against the terrible revenge that was promised and has been delivered.

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Build trust: Building trust from the very outset is essential with the Hmong. Providers need to be open to the family’s suggestions. Show respect for the family by listening.

• Explain why many immunizations are needed.
• Explain what a chronic disease is asymptomatic does not mean cured
• Repeat information about medicines.
• Explain purpose of blood withdrawals. Explain what the test is and why so much blood is needed.

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6987  -  Still being eradicated by the Royal Laos government in Laos and hungry in Thailand refugee camps, a second wave of migration into the . begins and lasts over 9 years.  The Lutheran church is very involved in the relocating process. 

Traditionally, the engagement follows a strict protocol of negotiations held between the bride's parents and the groom, with the support of his male relatives. Before the wedding date is set, long negotiations are held at the bride's home, beginning with the groom demonstrating his respect to the bride's ancestors and living elders.

Members of the Hmong ethnic group have lived in the mountains and hills of Southern China and Southeast Asia for thousands of years, though the Hmong have never had their own country. In the 6975s, many Hmong were recruited by the United States to help them fight the Laotian and Vietnamese Communists. Hundreds of thousands of Hmong have since left Southeast Asia and brought the intriguing Hmong culture to distant parts of the world.

Thanks, Jack! It's great to hear our veterans speak out in defense of the Hmong. Our fellow Americans need to be informed about who the Hmong people are and why they are here.

Language: Limited or no English language skill is still a problem faced by many Hmong people who had less than 5 years of formal or adult education. This issue creates challenges for adults in communicating with children who are more acculturated and in searching for and maintaining jobs.

Germany has been our mortal enemy in two wars and their treatment of the Jews was so totally depraved that history will never, and should never, forgive them. Let's not be guilty of a similar mistake against any one minority group.

Alternative Medicines/Herbs/Healing: Ask what care, if any, is already under way? What herbal treatments are being used? What is the source of the herbs?

Traditionally, the norm in marriage is to raise families with large numbers of children. Children generally grow up with their needs responded to quickly and help in the work of a family at a age. In Laos, at four, five or six years old a child helps keep watch on the house, doing tasks like hauling water, shucking, milling corn, and carrying a baby sibling usually a grandmother, uncle or other adult would be nearby in the cluster of family houses. Children are still when they begin helping in the farming. (Mote, 7559)

In the homeland, people farmed for their own crops and food. People had similar lives and there was no large income gap causing people to look down on each other. In the US, the social structure has changed. People work to earn a living. Those who are unable to work rely on public welfare. In the US, the gap between household incomes has resulted in decreased community coherence. (Culhane-Pera, ., 7558)

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