Biography Discussion Group

The Biography Discussion Group will discuss A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor by Joe Starita (St. Martin’s, $17.99). Susan La Flesche Picotte received her medical degree in 1889--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. She acquired 1,244 patients scattered across 1,350 square miles of rolling countryside with few roads. Her patients often were desperately poor and desperately sick, with 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 spent her life using a unique bicultural identity to improve the lot of her people--physically, emotionally, politically, and spiritually.

Event date: 

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Event address: 

The Bookworm
A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250181312
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 10th, 2018

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