ERIC Number: EJ874641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 7
Women in History--Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte: American Physician and Heroine
Krumm, Bernita L.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v3 n4 p231-234 Oct 2005
This article profiles Susan LaFlesche Picotte, the first Native American woman doctor in the United States. Several accounts record that at a very young age Picotte witnessed an incident involving a Caucasian doctor who refused to care for a dying Native American woman. Picotte was inspired by that incident to become a physician, ultimately becoming the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree. In addition to her medical career, Dr. Picotte was a public health advocate and a civil rights activist. Picotte became a spokesperson for her people, battling government bureaucracy and working for economic, social, and spiritual advancement of Native Americans. Picotte dedicated her life to the service of others; Picotte is without a doubt the true American heroine.
Descriptors: Medical Education, Civil Rights, Physicians, American Indians, Public Health, Profiles, American Indian History, United States History, Advocacy, Leadership, Social Justice
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Identifiers - Location: United States