The Bride Price
A Hmong Wedding Story
ISBN10: 1681340364 ISBN13: 9781681340364 Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Pr Published: Mar 1 2017 Pages: 230 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
When Mai Neng Moua decides to get married, her mother, a widow, wants the groom to follow Hmong custom and pay a bride price, which both honors the work the bride's family has done in raising a daughter and offers a promise of love and security from the groom's family. Mai Neng, who knows the pain this tradition has caused, says no. Her husband-to-be supports her choice.