Hmong Essay

This essay has a total of 791 words and 3 pages.

Hmong

The traditional Hmong live a horticultural society they depend on domesticated plants,
they are well-adapted on soils of the tropical rain forests and poor soil places which are
unsuitable for intense agriculture. Prehistoric Hmong are thought to have moved from
Eurasia and made a few stops at Siberia. As their custom they settled in the highlands
(mountains) from Vietnam and Laos and later in Thailand. They inherited the name "Miao",
from living in the mountains. Today Five million Hmong reside in China, more than any
other country. The Hmong people have straight black hair and have a short, sturdy stature.
In the southern margins of the Sahara Desert, going southward toward East Africa are tall,
rather thin dark skin peoples called the Nuer. To the Nuer horticulture is degrading toil.
The Nuer live the pastoral mode of production with their primary dependancy on animal
husbandry, cattle. Although the cattle is not raised for the meat, unless they become
barren, or injured they eat them under special conditions. Usually adapt in dry grassland
with short growing seasons. Although they do eat/grow crop it is very little. Milk is one
of the main foods of the Nuer. Both cultures sacrifice animals to heal souls. The Hmong
believe in the dab as the evil spirit, the Nuer believe in the evil eye. The evil eye is a
person with supernatural power who causes damage to people who look at them. For the Hmong
the most common cause of illness is soul loss in which the dab steals. They both
categorize by age set system. Age is an important factor, the Nuer clearly state when one
has reached puberty. They are put through series of rituals of initiation. Using a razor
and a stick of wood they slice the skin to make some what rounded scars that form a
pattern also known as Gar marking performed by Shamans. The men usually do this on their
Continues for 2 more pages >>




  • Cambodia
    Cambodia The Impact of the Past on the Present Cambodia, then, like so many other nations in the developing world, is an agricultural country, and, in terms of the cash incomes of its people, desperately poor. In the past, Cambodia was able to earn foreign exchange to pay for imported goods by selling agricultural surpluses-of rice and corn, for example-or plant crops, such as pepper, rubber, and cotton. Its normal patterns of trade were broken up in the wars of the 1970\'s. When the fighting di
  • Stranger From A Different Shore
    Stranger From A Different Shore Struggling Strangers Strangers From A Different Shore by author/professor Ronald Takaki has brought a new perspective of my growing knowledge of the hardships and endless obstacles that Asian-Americans have struggled with through their immigration experience. Immigrants of Asia represent many countries and many different situations that have brought them to this "better" country with hopes for "more opportunities" to succeed. Asian-Americans are those whose roots
  • Sweatshops
    sweatshops The US General Accounting Office defines a sweatshop as a business that regularly violates wage, child labor, health and/or safety laws. While sweatshop abuses in the garment industry have been an issue of public concern for decades, few people know about the sweatshops of the booming electronics industry. Behind the gleaming facade of the high tech industry are thousands of low-paid, mostly immigrant women, who assemble the nuts and bolts of our computers using hundreds of toxic chem
  • 5 year plan
    5 year plan Table of Contents Mission Statement Company Objectives Company Overview 1. Historical Outline 2. Products and Services 3. Financial Statements SWOT Analysis § An analysis of company’s strengths § An analysis of company’s weaknesses § An analysis of company’s opportunities § An analysis of company’s threats Business Strategy Marketing Mix § Product § Pricing § Place § Promotion Analysis of Major Competitors in the Field § Kenmore § Whirlpool § Kirby § Maytag § GE International Expansi
  • Strangers From A Different Shore
    Strangers From A Different Shore Struggling Strangers Strangers From A Different Shore by author/professor Ronald Takaki has brought a new perspective of my growing knowledge of the hardships and endless obstacles that Asian-Americans have struggled with through their immigration experience. Immigrants of Asia represent many countries and many different situations that have brought them to this "better" country with hopes for "more opportunities" to succeed. Asian-Americans are those whose roots
  • AIDS2
    AIDS2 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Today, despite the continuing production of better antibiotics since the discovery of penicillin, we are facing an infectious disease against which all these drugs are virtually powerless. This disease is spreading inexorably, killing more people and more people each year. AIDS does not know no national boundaries and does not discriminate by race or sex. It is rampaging not only throughout the United States, but also through Africa, India, China,
  • Marijuana as medicine
    Marijuana as medicine For many years, the United States government has prohibited some drugs, such as marijuana, from being sold in the marketplace. Yet, even with prohibition, marijuana use has only decreased minimally. Because of its illegality, only the bad aspects of marijuana use have been made known. However, there are many positive aspects of marijuana legalization, including its application concerning to medical cures. As of today, in most of the states, marijuana is classified as an il
  • History of Rastafari
    History of Rastafari History of Rastafari There are many misconceptions regarding the Rastafarian movement. These misconceptions have helped to fuel the fire of ignorance, which has lead, many to believe that Rastafarians are heathen, cult worshippers, devil priest, anti-Christ, paganistic, cannibalistic, long haired, witch doctors who are to be feared and not trusted by anyone. These statements are far from the truth and absolutely have no credence. Many people question Rastafa
  • Ten page auto doc
    ten page auto doc DEARBORN (MICHIGAN) FORD Motor on Wednesday announced it lost 2 million in the second quarter, including a loss in its North American operations and the costs of replacing 13 million Firestone tyres, but still beat Wall Street expectations. The loss for the world\'s second-largest automaker amounted to 41 cents a share for the April-June period in contrast to a loss of 7 million, or 47 cents a share, a year ago. Ford said it lost more than billion on its North America
  • The Effects of a College Environment on a Students
    The Effects of a College Environment on a Students Health Introduction When one goes away to college, their life changes dramatically. They are forced to make changes in their own lives in order to adapt to college life. When one is in high school and living at home, their eating habits and personal hygiene practices are for the most part controlled by their parents. They are told what to eat and when to eat it. They are told to keep their room clean and to take their vitamins, etc. When one mo
  • Thailand Political Culture
    Thailand Political Culture INTRODUCTION For us to be able to study political culture, it is imperative that we first learn how to define it. Political culture refers to the attitudes, beliefs and values, which underpin the operation of a particular political system. These were even seen as including the knowledge and skills about the political system, positive and negative emotional feelings towards it and the evaluative judgments about that system. Particular regional, ethnic or other groups w
  • Conflict Management
    Conflict Management Organizational Behavior But we cannot avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality, but they may also lead to a greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unites, which flourish in the tensions that engender them. -Karl Jaspers The amount of entropy in corporate America has increased substantially because of two basic reasons. The first involves th
  • Reffesssa
    reffesssa Refugee = Capital Refugees and migrants represent not merely a problem but also a solution in the sense of Global Capital Infrastructure. If configured as a trans-global net that inculcates its own form of statehood, the world\'s refugee population in toto is the best candidate for a socio-economic and political/ideological avant-garde of the millennium. A Refugee Republic may become a model state for the rest of the world which heretofore has relied on gradual modifications of exhaus
  • Collegeenivornment
    collegeenivornment Introduction When one goes away to college, their life changes dramatically. They are forced to make changes in their own lives in order to adapt to college life. When one is in high school and living at home, their eating habits and personal hygiene practices are for the most part controlled by their parents. They are told what to eat and when to eat it. They are told to keep their room clean and to take their vitamins, etc. When one moves away to college, they are on their
  • Globalization
    Globalization So here we are. It\'s 2001. The cold war has ended. There are technological advances every day. The world is connected by the Internet. Previously sheltered countries are now able to see what is going on in the rest of the world. And the rest of the world can see what is going on in those countries. Ideas are bounced around as if in a pin ball machine. People in India, Pakistan, Israel, Germany, etc.… know what movie stars and fashions are popular in America, Great Britain, France
  • Sociology and its components
    Sociology and its components Many of times I have attempted to comprehend the actions of other people. I always wanted to know why people of different genders, descents, and colors had certain cultural, societal, and religious beliefs. It became apparent to me that all persons are a direct reflection of their atmosphere. In other words all persons unconsciously (and sometimes consciously) reflect and imitate their atmosphere and the things that they see it them. Various cultures carry their own
  • Prospect of Democracy in Burma
    Prospect of Democracy in Burma The Prospect of Democracy in Burma The prospect for the development of a democratic state in Burma has recently become a remote possibility. Burma\'s military leaders have been holding talks with the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The dialogue started while Aung San Suu Kyi was still under house arrest. When she was released in 2002, the international community and the people of Burma expected the process
  • Cambodian Genocide
    Cambodian Genocide Cambodian Genocide "What is rotten must be removed" When: 1975-1979 v 1925: Pol Pot (Saloth Sar) is born into a farming family in central Cambodia v 1949: Pol Pot moves to Paris and becomes absorbed in Marxism (communism) v 1953: Pol Pot returns to Cambodia and joins the underground Communist movement v 1962: Pol Pot, now leader of the Cambodian Communist Party, is forced to flee into the jungle and forms the armed resistance movement against Prince Sihanouk, known as the Khme
  • Analysis of the UK grocery retail industry
    Analysis of the UK grocery retail industry Analysis of the UK grocery retail industry Table of contents Page 1.0 Introduction 3 2.0 Terms of references 3 2.1 The question 3 2.2 Methodology 3 3.0 Identification of main competitors 3 4.0 Assessment of relative market share 3 5.0 Relative significance of each competitor 4 5.1 Tesco 4 5.2 Sainsbury\'s 5 5.3 ASDA 6 6.0 Potential for each competitor to capitalize on Internet technologies 7 6.1 Tesco 7 6.2 Sainsbury\'s 7 6.3 ASDA 7 7.0 Potential threat
  • Exploitation of Women in the Developing World
    Exploitation of Women in the Developing World The modern world today is proud to recognize the equality that has been acknowledged between age, gender, and race. Women are beginning to be treated as equals with men, in new customs, lifestyle, society, and economy. Today, women are freer and are liberated from their traditional roles as housewives, and are pursuing their hopes and dreams. However, this is not the case in many regions of the world. In the developing countries, thousands of females
  • Blitzkrieg
    Blitzkrieg BLITZKRIEG (LIGHTNING WAR) In the first phase of World War II in Europe, Germany sought to avoid a long war. Germany\'s strategy was to defeat its opponents in a series of short campaigns. Germany quickly overran much of Europe and was victorious for more than two years by relying on a new military tactic called the Blitzkrieg (lightning war). Blitzkrieg tactics required the concentration of offensive weapons (such as tanks, planes, and artillery) along a narrow front. These forces wo
  • LAOS NATION REPORT
    LAOS NATION REPORT Introduction My country is Laos. It is a small, poor country in Southeast Asia. The population is about five million. It is 91,400 square miles and the officail language is Lao but french and english is only spoken for buisness purposes mainly. The currency is Kip. Human beings began living in the present territory of Laos more than 10,000 years ago. Stone tools and skulls were discovered in the Huaphan and Luang Prabang provinces. They did carbon dating on these artifacts and
  • The National Multiple Sclerosis Society In Singapo
    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society In Singapore Introduction: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society In Singapore The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a non- profit organization that supports MS related research and provides programs for people with MS and their families. Multiple Sclerosis is an auto- immune disease. It is a chronic and often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. The mission statement of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the deva
  • Terrorism
    Terrorism Despite the end of the Cold War and the faltering beginnings of a peace process in the Middle East, terrorism still remains a serious threat in many countries, not surprisingly, given that the underlying causes of the bitter ethnic and religious struggles which spawn terrorism pre-dated the Cold War, and most of these conflicts remain unresolved. WESTERN EUROPE In Western Europe it is the historic separatism\'s of Irish republicanism in Northern Ireland and Basque nationalism in Spain
  • Trafficking in women
    Trafficking in women Trafficking in women is clearly a both a human rights and a development issue. Apart from the human, social and economic costs of the sex industry, the spread of venereal diseases and HIV/AIDS, prostitution deprives women of the opportunity to pursue education and to achieve their full potential. Therefore it deprives the nation of vital human resources for development. This should be a particular concern in a country such as Thailand, (with an adult population with comparat
  • Terrorism
    Terrorism Despite the end of the Cold War and the faltering beginnings of a peace process in the Middle East, terrorism still remains a serious threat in many countries, not surprisingly, given that the underlying causes of the bitter ethnic and religious struggles which spawn terrorism pre-dated the Cold War, and most of these conflicts remain unresolved. WESTERN EUROPE In Western Europe it is the historic separatism\'s of Irish republicanism in Northern Ireland and Basque nationalism in Spain
  • The Influence Of Organisational Culture Versus Nat
    The Influence Of Organisational Culture Versus National Culture The Influence Of Organisational Culture Versus National Culture Within The Global Group of Companies Author: Paul RB Kelly Date: 12th March 2004 Course: Organisational Behaviour Table of Contents: Executive Summary Page 3 Company Background Page 4 Research Analysis Page 6 Recommendations Page 13 References Page 15 Appendix (Survey questionnaire attached as a separate document) Executive Summary: Research (1) indicates that national
  • Switzerland
    Switzerland Switzerland is best described by conveying an understanding of its geography, political, economic, cultural and social environments. The geography of the country has had a significant impact on its way of life. Switzerland is bordered by Germany in the north, Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein in the east, Italy in the south and France in the west. This represents many significant European cultures converging on Switzerland - the German speaking region, the French and the