Bui Van Khieu and Pa Co Hill Tribes

The photos were taken in two different locations.the Bui Van Kieu are a minority tribe that live in the mountains in Khe Sanh. They live off the land and grow their own food using slash and burn techniques.They build their homes on stilts and in a circle around a communal home.
Pa Co tribe live in Thua Thien-Hue.

20121223-IMG_2394Pa Co Tribe in Hue.

20121223-IMG_2396Pa Co Tribe waiting for their food supplies.

20121223-IMG_2397One Hundred and Fifty families received rice, noodles, condiments.

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20121223-IMG_2405Thich Thanh Dam the senior Monk at Thien Ton Pagoda coordinated the buying and transporting of all the food.

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20121223-IMG_2424Woman carrying her food in basket on her back.

IMG_1326Food transported to Khe Sanh from Hue.

IMG_1327Bui Van Kieu Tribe , Khe Sanh.

IMG_1331Village in mountains of Khe Sanh.

IMG_1339Buddhist community from Pagoda Truong Son in Khe Sanh helped in distribution of food.

photo48Khe Sanh military base during war was scene of heavy fighting which is not far from this village.

IMG_1347Each family received a envelope with 100,000VND.

IMG_1389Children and volunteers pose in front of a home.

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photo33The Bru Van Khieu preserve a rich treasury of traditional arts and literature. Musical instruments are numerous: drums,gongs,knob gongs, wind instruments.

photo34Folk singing is popular. Folk songs,proverbs and legends are quite rich.

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photo36A typical home built on stilts. The houses of village are built in a circle around a communal home.

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photo39Chua Truong Son located in town of Khe Sanh.

photo40In Town of Khe Sanh.

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photo42The following photos are from the village of Bui Van Khieu.

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photo74Pa Co Tribe Alieu. Receiving cattle donated by VFP.

photo77Woman in Alieu from Pa Co tribe.

photo79Man who received a donation of a cow from Veterans For Peace.

photo80Woman from Alieu.

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