The Hmongs fought on the American side during the Vietnam War era.
At the end of the war, the Americans (to their credit) transferred approximately 2,000 Hmongs to French Guiana, where they live today preserving and continuing their cultural heritage.
The Americans bombed heavily northeastern Laos in an effort to destroy the Ho Chi Minh trail, the supply routes of the Northern Vietnamese. One estimate suggests that more bombs fell at Northeastern Laos by the Americans during the Vietnam War than in the whole of Europe in WWII by the Allies.
Evidence of that is the amount of unexploded ordinance (UXO) still present today, which is processed and used (see photos) as utensils, tools, pots, f...Read More