Hear about early 20th century life in Tibet from the elders

Portraits from Tibet
A day in a Tibetan village

Tsering Wangmo talks about her daily morning routine as a young woman in Tibet.

Read more about her life in the oral history transcript

Sonam explains how rats helped him find Tibetan sweet potatoes.

Read more about his life in the oral history transcript

Sonam Tso explains how Tibetan homes were built.

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Sonam Tso talks about the wood carvings in Tibetan homes

Life as a Tibetan nomad

Sonam explains how he collected and trade salt from lakes in Tibet.

Read more about his life in the oral history transcript

This illustration depicts a salt late in Western Tibet.

Norbu Dhondup recalls the wild flowers and animals he encountered in Tibet.

Read more about his life in the oral history transcript

Tashi describes a traditional Tibet tent which nomads moved seasonally.

Read more about his life in the oral history transcript

Learn more about life in Tibet from the elders.

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TIBET ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
www.TibetOralHistory.org

Interviewers: Marcella Adamski; Katharine Davies Samway, Rebecca Novick, Martin Newman

Transcriber: Tenzin Yangchen

Photographs by Marcella Adamski, Katharine Davies Samway, Henry Tenenbaum, Dhiraj Kafle.
Videos created by Tony Sondag.
Videographers included Pema Tashi, Ronny Novick, Jeff Lodas

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