Color image of a Paj ornament made by May Yang, c.1982.

Hmong paj ornament

Paj ornament made by May Yang, c.1982.

Color image of an inset of a Hmong story cloth (paj ndau) depicting the flight of the Hmong across the Mekong River, from Laos into Thailand. Made in 1985.

Hmong story cloth (paj ndau) inset

Inset of a Hmong story cloth (paj ndau) depicting the flight of the Hmong across the Mekong River, from Laos into Thailand. Made in 1985.

Black and white photograph of Hmong students in a class at the Lao Family Community Center inside a branch of the St. Paul YMCA, c.1980.

Hmong students at Lao Family Community Center

Hmong students in a class at the Lao Family Community Center inside a branch of the St. Paul YMCA, c.1980.

Color image of a Hmong tb lub pov courtship ball used during a Hmong New Year celebration. Made by Mai Yia Thao of St. Paul on December 16, 1994.

Hmong tb lub pov (courtship ball)

Hmong tb lub pov (courtship ball) used during a Hmong New Year celebration. Made by Mai Yia Thao of St. Paul on December 16, 1994.

Color image of a Hmong story cloth (paj ndau) showing a traditional Laotian village scene. Made in Ban Vinai, Thailand, c.1989.

Hmong village story cloth (paj ndau)

Hmong story cloth (paj ndau) showing a traditional Laotian village scene. Made in Ban Vinai, Thailand, c.1989.

Black and white photograph of a Hmong wedding reception in St. Paul, 1981. Photographed by Michael Kieger.

Hmong wedding reception

Hmong wedding reception in St. Paul, 1981. Photographed by Michael Kieger.

Black-and-white photo print of the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indian Agency, c.1860.

Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indian Agency on the Owatonna Road near Mankato

Black-and-white photo print of the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indian Agency, c.1860.

Black-and-white photograph of a Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) encampment taken by Whitney's Gallery, c.1865.

Ho-Chunk Encampment

Black-and-white photograph of a Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) encampment taken by Whitney's Gallery, c.1865.

Black and white photograph of a Ho-Chunk woman sitting outside a shelter. Taken by Benjamin Franklin Upton in 1858.

Ho-Chunk woman and basswood wigwam

Black and white photograph of a Ho-Chunk woman sitting outside a shelter. Taken by Benjamin Franklin Upton in 1858.

Hodan Ugas

Hodan Ugas

The spoken word artist Hodan Ugas, granddaughter of the poet Rage Ugas, in a still from the documentary film Somalia: A Nation of Poets, which premiered on Twin Cities PBS in January 2017. Used courtesy of Ka Joog and Twin Cities PBS.

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