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Burmese Immigrants in Indiana, 2001-2002


Interviewee
Anonymous August 10, 2002 

Call Number
02-017

Physical Description

35 pages, 2 tapes, indexed

Interviewer
Wooley, Deanna

Access Status

Restricted (tapes closed)

Scope and Content Note

Through the use of a translator, the interviewee discusses life as a member of the Mon ethnic group. The interviewee recalls time in the Mon army, participating in demonstrations, marriage, moving to Thailand as a refugee. The interviewee describes moving to the United States, cultural differences between the U.S. and his homeland, the Mon community in Indiana, his continuing political activism, and his hopes for the future.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Mon National Liberation Army
    • Monland Restoration Council
    • New Mon State Party
    • Overseas Mon National Students Organization
    • UNHCR
    • Place Names
    • Bangkok, Thailand
    • Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • North Carolina
    • Three Pagoda Pass
    • United States
    • Subjects
    • Buddhism
    • Burmese army
    • Burmese military government
    • human rights
    • Mon culture
    • Mon school
    • permanent resident status
    • political demonstrations
    • racial discrimination
    • refugee camps
    • Thai authorities