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A warrior of the people : how Susan La Flesche overcame racial and gender inequality to become America's first Indian doctor / Joe Starita.

Author:
Starita, Joe [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
xiv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary note:
"On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche received her medical degree 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. By age twenty-six, this fragile but indomitable Indian woman became the doctor to her tribe. Overnight, she acquired 1,244 patients scattered across 850 square miles of rolling countryside with few roads. Her patients often were desperately poor and desperately sick tuberculosis, small pox, measles, influenza 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 effectively became the chief of an entrenched patriarchal tribe, the story of a woman who crashed through thick walls of ethnic, racial and gender prejudice, then spent the rest of her life using a unique bi-cultural identity to improve the lot of her people--physically, emotionally, politically, and spiritually."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-293) and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Biography.
ISBN:
  • 9781250085344 ((hardback))
  • 1250085349 ((hardback))
  • ((e-book))
LCCN:
2016030767
OCLC:
959372317
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