Susan La Flesche Picotte

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Susan La Flesche Picotte was the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree after attending one of the few medical schools that accepted women. Returning to her native Nebraska, La Flesche Picotte dedicated her life to working with Native American populations, battling epidemics from smallpox to tuberculosis that ravaged reservations during the late 19th century. Writer Diane Bailey discusses La Flesche Picotte’s extraordinary life and achievements.