SUSAN LA FLESCHE PICOTTE
SUSAN LA FLESCHE PICOTTE (1865 – 1915) Susan was the first Native American woman in the United States to receive a medical degree. As a child, she had watched a sick Native woman die because the local white doctor would not give her care. She dreamed of one day building a hospital for her tribe. She made house calls on foot, on horseback and later in her buggy, traveling for hours to reach a single patient. She opened a private practice in nearby Bancroft, Nebraska, treating whites and Indians alike. She persuaded the Office of Indian Affairs to ban liquor sales in towns formed within the reservation boundaries.
Size: 20 x 80cm
Medium: Illustration printed on vinyl on skateboard
Status: For Sale