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Program to examine life of Susan LaFlesche, first Native physician
April 23 @ 2:00 pm
Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte, a member of the Omaha Tribe and the first Native American physician, will be the subject of a program by Joe Starita, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor of Journalism, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.
Starita is the author of “A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor” (St. Martin’s Press; 2016).
Born on June 17, 1865, on the Omaha Reservation in Northeast Nebraska, LaFlesche was the youngest of four daughters of Chief Joseph LaFlesche (“Iron Eyes”) and Mary Gale (“One Woman”).
- April 23 @ 2:00 pm
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