It’s no secret that the Twin Cities known today as the Hmong capital of the United States. Other than English and Spanish, Hmong is the most spoken language in Minnesota. The Hmong people have relocated throughout their history, maintaining a strong sense of cultural identity and independence. Since the Hmong were nomadic and frequently on the move, they only had their material culture that was, of necessity, light and easily transportable. There are more than six million Hmong people world-wide, though relatively few Americans know much about them. They are an ethnic group originating from the mountainous areas of China. The Hmong people, who steadfastly retained many of their cultural traditions, though they settled extensively in China, were then forced to become perpetual migrants and montagnards, due to relentless persecution by the Chinese.