About this title: The name Hmong means "free people" or "those who must have their freedom and independence". Tragic Mountains tells the story of the Lao Hmong struggle for freedom and survival, from their siding with the French against the Japanese to their siding with the Americans against the North Vietnamese. A story of courage, tenacity, brutality, and incredible heroism. Photographs.
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