The Sarpy County Museum

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Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Ben Justman, Director
Main Address:
2402 Clay Street
Bellevue, NE 68005

"A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche became America's First Indian Doctor" Presentation

Award winning journalist, Joe Sarita will share the history of Susan La Flesche: America's First Indian Doctor. On March 14, 1889, 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.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 event is free and open to all ages.

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2402 Clay St
Bellevue, NE 68005
United States


Sunday, April 26, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm