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The Annamite Mountains form an eastern border with Vietnam.
The Hmong living in highland Laos practiced slash and burn agriculture on the fertile, shallow, mountaintop soil.
Evidence suggests the Hmong lived in Siberia as similarities are seen between the Hmong and Siberian shaman practices. in northern central Asia, the area of present day Mongolia.
Chinese text suggests the Hmong originated in 2300 B. Over centuries, people migrated south into Tibet and China, in the provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Hunan.
For survival and permission to cross out of the camp and local areas, many Hmong refugees became Thai citizens (Hmong Thai) by paying sums of money borrowed from relatives.
Through pleas for asylum brought by Hmong human rights groups in the U.
From 1963-1975 during the Vietnam War and the CIA's secret war in Laos, the Hmong were recruited for their military skill and trained and fought on the side of the United States.
The CIA coordinated efforts against Laotian Communists, the Pathet Lao, in partnership with Hmong military leader General Vang Pao and the Royal Lao Government. did not fully acknowledge the Hmong role in the war until the early 1980s.
South of the Plain of Jars lies the Phou Bia Massif mountain range that rises to almost ten thousand feet.
The numbers began increasing again in 1987, with more than 10,000 Hmong arriving in 1988.
In the early 1990s many UN refugee camps in Thailand were closed and Hmong who remained there were forced to move to a non-UN camp at the Thai Buddhist temple Wat Tham Krabok, where suffering continued, especially isolation from not being allowed to go outside of the camp.
Conditions in the camps were horrible; there was little food, sanitation or clean water. The first Hmong refugees began arriving in the US in late 1975, mostly sponsored by religious groups and non-profit organizations.
Refugee arrivals peaked at 27,000 in 1980, and decreased to less than 5,000 by 1981.
From 1790-1860, the Hmong fled south from Chinese persecution into Burma, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.