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Mission Raquez Dispatch Seven

The seventh dispatch is now online at our Mission Raquez blog.

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Dispatch Six is now on Mission Raquez blog

Join the adventure in Laos in 1905. Dispatch Six finds Raquez relating the origin stories of the Phong people. Check it out here:


Latest Mission Raquez dispatch is posted

The latest dispatch is now on our Mission Raquez blog!

Join the adventure in Laos in 1905 and beat those Covid-19 blues!

Mission Raquez Dispatch Four

The fourth dispatch in our Mission Raquez translation project is now online! Join the adventure today!

Mission Raquez Dispatch Three

Stuck at home with the COVID blues? Join Alfred Raquez on his travels through Laos a hundred years ago!

Here’s the third dispatch from our translation of his journal of his mission to collect ethnographic material for the 1906 Colonial Exposition in Marseille.

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Mission Raquez Dispatch Two

The second dispatch in our on-going translation of Mission Raquez is now online! Join the adventure here:

Buy our translations from NIAS here:  In the Land of Pagodas and Laotian Pages.

First Mission Raquez Dispatch

The first of our translations of Mission Raquez dispatches is now posted!

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