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#3, 1993-2001

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Gift of funds from anonymous donorsexpand_more  2010.55.3

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Artist commentary: Five thousand years ago the Hmong people lived in the basin of the Yellow River where the present day Beijing is. The Han Chinese also had a kingdom nearby. In their expansion the Han Chinese took over Hmong lands. In defense the Hmong waged war. As the first Hmong King, Chi You led the Hmong against the advancing Chinese. The Hmong lost the war. Many fled the area. This started the Hmong migration that eventually ended up in America.

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Title
#3
Artist Life
American (born Laos), 1972
Role
Artist
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2010.55.3
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see previous exhibition catalog for illustrations of all 50 paintings

© Cy Thao