Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte was the first Native American doctor in the United States. She was also a reformer in the late 19th century. She campaigned for public health and for the formal, legal allotment of land to members of the Omaha tribe. In addition, she started a hospital on the reservation in Walthill, Nebraska that needs some restoration help today.
Joe Starita is a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and he joined Mike Hogan “Live & Local” for a two-part chat about the amazing life, achievements, and work that Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte accomplished in her short life.
More information about this incredible woman, her hospital and its renovation can be found at https://drsusancenter.org/