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Who Was Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte? - WorldAtlas
Susan La Flesche Picotte (June 17, 1865 – September 18, 1915)

On March 18, 1889, Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte became
the first Native American woman to graduate from medical
school. She was top of her class at the Woman’s Medical
College of Pennsylvania.

She campaigned for public health and for the formal, legal
allotment of land
to members of the Omaha tribe. 

La Flesche opened up the first privately funded hospital on
a reservation.

She intended to help anyone who needed it, white or Native.

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