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Refugee Dreams Revisited
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From 1975 on, refugees from Vietnam awaited approval to move to the US and other countries. By 1979, there were almost 62,000 Vietnamese in refugee camps, with over 140,000 people displaced from Cambodia and Laos. Portland, Oregon, was one of the medium-sized US cities that dealt with the relatively sudden influx of every major ethnic group (Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, Mein and Cambodian) from Southeast Asia.

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Ing (Doc) Hay
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Frontier Herbalist Doc Hay and his business partner and friend Lung On ran the Kam Wah Chung store and medical practice in the small Eastern Oregon town of John Day from shortly after the Gold Rush into the 1950's. Unlike in other parts of the country where lynching and massacres of Chinese immigrants were the norm, these two men were respected members of the community and are still remembered fondly by John Day residents.

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Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest
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From the late 1700s through the 1800s, the fur trade on the Pacific Rim brought Hawaiians to the Northwest Coast of North America. Today, their legacy remains through city and landscape names, through the forts and trails they built, and through the memories of their descendants.

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