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A warrior of the people : how Susan La Flesche overcame racial and gender inequality to become America's first Indian doctor

Author: Joe Starita
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche received her medical degree becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history. She earned her degree thirty-one years before women could vote and thirty-five years before Indians could become citizens in their own country. By age twenty-six, this fragile but indomitable Indian woman became the doctor to her tribe. Overnight, she acquired 1,244 patients scattered across  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Starita, Joe.
Warrior of the people.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016030767
(OCoLC)959372317
Named Person: Susan LaFlesche Picotte; Susan LaFlesche Picotte
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Starita
ISBN: 9781250085351 1250085357
OCLC Number: 962026663
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Responsibility: Joe Starita.

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"On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche received her medical degree becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history. She earned her degree thirty-one years before women could vote and thirty-five years before Indians could become citizens in their own country. By age twenty-six, this fragile but indomitable Indian woman became the doctor to her tribe. Overnight, she acquired 1,244 patients scattered across 850 square miles of rolling countryside with few roads. Her patients often were desperately poor and desperately sick tuberculosis, small pox, measles, influenza families scattered miles apart, whose last hope was a young woman who spoke their language and knew their customs. This is the story of an Indian woman who effectively became the chief of an entrenched patriarchal tribe, the story of a woman who crashed through thick walls of ethnic, racial and gender prejudice, then spent the rest of her life using a unique bi-cultural identity to improve the lot of her people--physically, emotionally, politically, and spiritually."--

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