Mai Vang Thao: Becoming Minnesotan

Bo Thao and Mai Vang Thao, 2000.

Mai Vang Thao is the mother of Bo Thao. She was born in 1952 in Luang Phrabang, Laos. She married when she was twenty years old and has five children. She and her husband immigrated to the U.S. in 1979. She is of the Stripe Hmong clan and practices traditional spiritual beliefs. For various reasons, she received very little schooling.

Full interview

  • Full name - Mai Vang Thao
  • Age - 48
  • Date of interview - 11.01.1999
  • Gender - Female
  • Generation - First Generation American / Refugee
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