Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt (Author of the book “Tragic Mountain”) and the Hmong

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(SHB) — Ted Vang, News Anchor for Hmong Report, exclusive interviewed Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt (Author of the book “Tragic Mountain”) on her experienced with the Hmong in the Refugee camps in Thailand and in the United States.

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Dr. Jane said her involved with the Hmong was when she was a worker correspondent during the Vietnam War and she knew that there was a war in Laos and during her PHD time, she was interested to know more about minority groups live in the mountain areas in South East Asia, especially the Hmong.

She described her experienced living with Hmong families in the Ban Vinai Refugees Camp as very hard life and danger.  “I guess the story I need to tell that Ban Vinai was a very dangerous place…and it’s very dangerous and lots of sickness… A lot of people survived of the biochemical weapon was being used against the Hmong Villages in Laos… some of the people who make across they were extremely ill from that… and people were being killed in Ban Vinai… The Communist had Agents in the camp to kill leaders… people gets the words out on what’s going in Laos… I remember one time there was a… the rumor was they were going to kill Dr. Jane… because of her writing… and the Hmong were without weapons… if you’re refugee, you have nothing… you have no rights… you have no gun… you have nothing… so the word was there were going to get Dr. Jane.  So how was the Hmong protected me… how did they do that? So what the Hmong did… I slept in the middle and there were two Hmong boys in either side of me with clubs so I can sleep and they were there in either side of me in case something happen they will get up and attack the attackers with their club” said Dr. Jane.
Watch Suab Hmong News exclusive interviewed Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt for detail on her experienced with the Hmong in the Refugee Camps in Thailand and Hmong in the United States.