Visual display of the Kammu (Khmu') coolies building house

Kammu (Khmu') coolies building house

  • 1957
  • Although the derogatory Lao term "kha" means servant, Mon-Khmer (mainly Kammu) tribal peoples such as these actually come into Lao towns to do wage labor. For insight into the motivations for cash labor and economic differences among the Kammu (Khmu') in 1957, see "Aspects of Village Life and Cultural Change in Laos," p. 95, for "Some Differences Between a Poor and a Relatively Prosperous Khmu'."

Details

Date
1957
Description of Original
35 mm color slide
Local identifier
5-85a
For Staff
METS