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27636 Visiting Texas: A Turkish Experience  
Saim Orhan
We spent a day and a night on the road during our brief visit to Texas, so we did everything we could to make good use of our time. We began by snapping photographs after our ... Issue Date: 12 / 2010

25109 Dying With Your Patient: A Shaman’s Message to a Medical Student  
Patrick Greiffenstein, M.D.
The lazy midday breeze brought the smells and sounds of Cartagena from the harbor just a few blocks away as we settled down on mats and tried not to stare too intently at the ... Issue Date: 8 / 2006

22741 Crisis in Leadership  
James Emery
Most Hmong communities in the United States lack the focus and leadership to address important issues, either on the local or national level. "There is no national Hmong leader," ... Issue Date: 12 / 2002

22742 Abuse of Women  
James Emery
A pressing issue for the Hmong community in the United States is the physical abuse of women. "Spousal battering is a problem," says a Fresno-based Hmong counselor. "Nobody knows ... Issue Date: 12 / 2002

22743 The Secret War  
James Emery
Most Americans don''t know who the Hmong are, much less what they sacrificed supporting the United States during the Vietnam War. The Hmong were the primary ethnic hill tribe ... Issue Date: 12 / 2002

22744 Hmong Gangs in America  
James Emery
Criminal gangs in immigrant communities are an American tradition, from the Irish, Italian, and Jewish gangs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to the Russian and ... Issue Date: 12 / 2002

21497 To Contact Shelters for South Asian Women  
California Asara 800 313 2772 Asara1@aol.com Asian Women''s Shelter    415 751 7110 (office)    415 751 0880 (crisis) Maitri 408 730 4049 Narika 800 215 7308 ... Issue Date: 5 / 2001

21462 Becoming American: Vietnamese in Houston, Texas  
Carolyn Cullinan
Twenty-five years ago, Vietnamese refugees began making their way to America. On April 29, 1975, the day before Saigon fell, amid the chaos wrought as their country crumbled ... Issue Date: 3 / 2001

21463 A New Tradition  
On February 14, Americans celebrate St. Valentine''s Day to express their love. Today, this holiday is applied to many gradients of relationships, from casual acquaintances to ... Issue Date: 3 / 2001

16878 To Look the Other Way: Chinese-American Girls Confront a Cultural Tug-of-War  
Pam Ly-phin Pan
The transition from living at home to life in college is a dramatic yet exciting experience. For Pam and Patty, roommates in a freshman coed dormitory just a few years ago, ... Issue Date: 12 / 1998

15715 Cuts Both Ways: Part One: How Americans Regard Spam  
George H. Lewis
Spam, the remarkably durable and enduring meat in a can, has moved way beyond the status of mere luncheon meat. When Hormel, the maker of Spam, published a small catalog of ... Issue Date: 12 / 1997

16350 Looking Forward, Looking Back: Hawaiian Cultural Revival on Molokai  
Eric P. Olsen
Eddie Tanaka plunges his arms into the sodden earth. With mud up to his elbows, he probes with his fingers for the ripened taro root. As his bare feet skillfully separate the ... Issue Date: 11 / 1997

15257 Welcomed Guests: The Day of the Dead Crosses the Border  
William Lyell, Jr.; Photographed By Diane Lyell
November 2 is the busiest day of the year at San Antonio''s San Fernando Cemetery, a burial ground located in a predominately Hispanic section of the city. Outside, police ... Issue Date: 11 / 1996

19610 Harvest Recess: Maine's Potato Culture Faces the Future  
Kathryn J. Olmstead
Images of Maine usually include rocky coasts and rugged fishermen. Yet there is another, less-familiar Maine, surrounded on three sides by Canada and possessing a character and ... Issue Date: 10 / 1991

17149 To Be Zuni Is to Be Open to Others  
Keith Cunningham and Kathryan Cunningham
The name Zuni refers to a people, their town, and their reservation. The Zuni are a pueblo- or village-dwelling Native American people living in and around the town of Zuni, New ... Issue Date: 12 / 1990

17513 A Fishing Town Survives  
E. Paul Durrenberger
Biloxi is a fishing town. When large shrimp boats come into or out of Back Bay to the north, traffic waits at the drawbridge that breaks the long, low causeway across the bay at ... Issue Date: 7 / 1990

17846 The Blue-Green Water People: The Havasupai of the Grand Canyon  
Ronald McCoy
They call themselves Havsuw'' Baaja, the Blue-Green Water people. Most members of the five-hundred-strong Havasupai tribe live at Supai village in northern Arizona. Supai, one ... Issue Date: 3 / 1990

14218 Haitian Exodus: Refugees in Southern Florida  
Joan Flocks and Robert Lawless
Most North Americans'' knowledge of the Haitian people has been conditioned primarily by three news stories of the 1980s. The most recent focused on the end of the thirty-year ... Issue Date: 7 / 1988

13435 Do They Still Sing 'Amazing Grace' in Dixie?  
James J. Thompson, Jr.
The air crackles with energy and optimism at the Southern Baptist "Vatican" in Nashville, Tennessee. Baptists today boast of their loosely knit denominational structure: ... Issue Date: 9 / 1987

10979 Family and Business  
Olivia Vlahos
Institution'' is a heavy word, burdened with semantic freight and no little confusion. "Our institutions are at risk," we intone solemnly in vague reference to "The American Way ... Issue Date: 6 / 1986

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