Hmong Oral Histories
Compiled by Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD
Hillmer, P. (2009). A People's History of the Hmong. Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Detzner, D.F., A.R. Senyurekli and Z.B. Xiong. (2008). "Escape from Harm’s Way: The Experiences of Southeast
Asian Elders and their Families."Hmong Studies Journal, Volume 9: 1-30.
Detzner, Daniel F. (2004). Elder Voices: Southeast Asian Families in the United States. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira
Mote, Sue Murphy. (2004). Hmong and American: Stories of Transition to a Strange Land. Jefferson, North Carolina:
McFarland and Company, Publishers.
Thao, Jeff Yer. (2002). The Voices of Mong Elders: Living, Knowing, Teaching and Learning Within an Oral
Tradition. PhD Dissertation, Claremont Graduate University (California).
D.C. Everett Area Schools (2001). The Hmong and Their Stories. Weston, WI: D.C. Everett Area Schools.
Lesch, D.U. and J. O’Donoghue. (1999). We Are the Freedom People: Sharing Our Stories Creating a Vibrant
America. (Hmong-American Oral Histories). St. Cloud, MN: Sentinel Publishing Company.
Ly J.C.T. (2001). Dab neeg: Narratives of Hmong refugees. MA Thesis, California State University, Fresno.
Morrison, Gayle. (1999). Sky is falling: An oral history of the CIA's evacuation of the Hmong from Laos. Jefferson, N.
Faderman, Lillian. (1998). I begin my life all over: The Hmong and the American immigrant experience. Boston:
The High Ground. (1998). “I am Satisfied With Just This-That My Family Will Survive: The Story of Song Chang and
his family as they flee their homeland in Laos and Settle in Wisconsin. The High Ground. Issue 21 (1998). 16-24.
The Hmong people: Stories and culture. (1998). Created by the Hmong students at the Saturn Riverfront School.
Saint Paul, MN: The School.
Bennett, Jane A. ; Detzner, Daniel F. (1997). Loneliness in cultural context, A look at the life history narratives of
older Southeast Asian refugee women. In A. Lieblich ; R. Josselson (Eds.), The Narrative Study of Lives (Vol. 5, pp.
113-146). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Davy, Joseph. (1997) "The Xiong Family: A Documentary Photo Essay." Hmong Studies Journal Vol. 1 No. 2.
Barkan, Elliott R. (1995). Out of the Carnage and into the Crucible: Southeast Asian Refugee's Journey from Old
Worlds to a New One. Journal of American Ethnic History. 14(4): 53-57.
Wilson, Karen S. Harper. (1995). In Hmong Mountain: See Lee's Oral Narrative as History and Poetry. M.A. thesis,
California State University, Long Beach.
Chan, Sucheng (Editor) (1994). Hmong means free: life in Laos and America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Chan, Sucheng. (1994). "Hmong Life Stories." In New Visions in Asian American Studies: Diversity, Community,
Power, edited by Franklin Ng, and Others. 43-62. Pullman: Washington State University Press.
Hmong Youth Culture Awareness Project. (1994). A Free People: Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Dreams.
Minneapolis, MN: The Hmong Youth Culture Awareness Project.
Pump House Regional Center for the Arts. (1994). Hmong Lives: From Laos to La Crosse: Stories of Eight Hmong
Elders. La Crosse, WI: Pump House Regional Center for the Arts.
Koltyk, J.A. (1993). “Telling Narratives through Home Videos: Hmong Refugees and Self-Documentation of Life in
the Old and New Country.” Journal of American Folklore 106(422): 435-449.
Peterson, S. (1993). “Hmong Voices in Montana.” Journal of American Folklore 106 (Fall 1993): 468-475.
Detzner, D.F. (1992). "Life Histories: Conflict in Southeast Asian Refugee Families." In Qualitative Methods in Family
Research, edited by J.F. Gilgun, K. Daly and G. Handel, 85-102. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Lingberg, S. (1992). Hmong Voices in Montana. Missoula, MT: Missoula Museum of Arts.
Moore, D.L. (1991). “Between Cultures: Oral History of Hmong Teenagers in Minneapolis.” Hmong Forum 2: 39-57.
Breakstone, C.D. (1990). “’I come back, will remember’: Tales of a Hmong Community Leader in Morganton, North
Carolina.” Master’s Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Moore, D.L. (1990). “Between Cultures: Oral History of Hmong Teenagers in Minneapolis.” Vietnam Generation 2,
no. 3: 38-52.
Conquerhood, D. (1989). I am a Shaman: A Hmong Life Story With Ethnographic Commentary, Southeast Asian
Refugee Studies, Occasional Papers, Number 8.
Faderman, L. (1989). I Begin My Life All Over: The Hmong and the American Immigrant Experience. Boston: Beacon
Moore, D.L. (1989). Dark Sky, Dark Land: Stories of the Hmong Boy Scouts of Troop 100. Eden Prairie, MN:
Xiong, M. and N.D. Donnelly. (1986). "My Life in Laos." In The Hmong World, Editors, Brenda Johns and David
Strecker, New Haven, CT: Council on Southeast Asia Studies, pp. 200-244.
Tsuchida, N. and G. Thoen. (1982). Interview with Choua Thao. In Asian and Pacific American Experiences: Women’
s Perspectives. N. Tsuchida, ed., pp. 216-229. Minneapolis: Asian/Pacific American Learning Resource Center,
University of Minnesota.