Rapidly being enlisted on one side or the other as a result of the Southeast Asian war, the minorities in Laos are briefly profiled in these notes dealing with the social, economic, and political effects of the conflict between the Royal Lao and Pathet Lao governments. They were written in mid-1969 by International Volunteer Services volunteer Arthur D. Stillman, an American rural self-help project worker later killed in an ambush. 8 pp.
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