For many Hmong, part of the draw to rural areas of Arkansas and Oklahoma is the freedom to sacrifice animals and perform traditional ceremonies in their backyard. On his 52-acre commercial egg farm in Gentry, Arkansas, Jai's brother Xeng Lor shoots one of his cows as part of an all-day traditional Hmong ceremony. Their father Wang Chong Lor, a Hmong shaman, performed a ceremony to rid a family member of evil spirits.
For many Hmong, part of the draw to rural areas of Arkansas and Oklahoma is the freedom to sacrifice animals and perform traditional ceremonies in their backyard. On his 52-acre commercial egg farm in Gentry, Arkansas, Jai's brother Xeng Lor shoots one of his cows as part of an all-day traditional Hmong ceremony. Their father Wang Chong Lor, a Hmong shaman, performed a ceremony to rid a family member of evil spirits.

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