Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American woman to become a doctor in the United States, was born in 1865 and grew up on the Omaha Reservation.
She left in 1884 to attend the Hampton Institute in Virginia and later earned a medical degree at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
She returned to the reservation and worked as a physician there until 1894. Working in private practice,
she treated tribal and white people, advocating for better health care for all.
In 1913 she founded a reservation hospital, which was later named in her honor. La Flesche Picotte died in 1915.
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