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Remarks on the Lahu

Description: A historical narrative describing the migration of the Lahu people from Yunnan, China to Burma, and later to Thailand.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 19 minutes 23 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Lahu writing

Description: A description of how the Lahu developed writing by looking at foreign scripts.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 54 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Agriculture and livelihood

Description: A discussion of agricultural practices amongst Lahu villagers. Some choose to plant their own small plots, but the elder encourages them to work together on larger plots. He reminds the villagers of an old saying that warns about rats and birds eating crops which aren't properly cultivated. They mention challenges like elephants trampling the crops, wild animals eating the crops, or the fields being burned by outsiders. They make plans to go hunting and scout different areas for planting in the new season.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 11 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Widow and the Pharisees, part 1

Description: The Bible story of the widow and the Pharisees. Even though the widow has very little, she offers everything she has to the church. The moral is that everyone should contribute according to their means.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 3 minutes 55 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Widow and the Pharisees, part 2

Description: The Bible story of the widow and the Pharisees. Even though the widow has very little, she offers everything she has to the church. The moral is that everyone should contribute according to their means.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 3 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Explanation of poetic phrases

Description: An explanation of poetic phrases used in Lahu poetry about trees and nature describing the movement of the stars, sun, and moon.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 1 minute 07 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

How we came from Burma to Thailand

Description: A historical narrative of the Lahu's migration from Burma to Thailand describing how they survived before settling in Thailand by fishing, foraging, and offerings of tea and rice from other Lahu and Chinese villages.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 3 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Building a house

Description: A recording of a group of people building a house. They gather the materials, arrange to feed the builders, and discuss how many tiers the house should have. After thatching the roof, they raise the posts and secure the roof to the posts. Finally they build an awning, and the house is complete.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 8 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

In unity there is strength (Version II)

Description: A sermon about a man with seven sons who did not get along. He tells his sons that they will be stronger if they work together. The pastor says this lesson extends to the Lahu people as a whole. This version ends with a song.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 2 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Welcome to Shatodo village

Description: A brief introduction to Shatodo village located on the River Kok near the Burma-Thailand border. It is a Christian village of about 270 people.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 32 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

When we go hunting

Description: A performance of a hunting song. Lahus hunt on Saturdays with crossbows, guns, and dogs. They hunt porcupines, sambar deer, and barking deer.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 1 minute 42 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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