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

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

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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
Title
A warrior of the people
Title remainder
how Susan La Flesche overcame racial and gender inequality to become America's first Indian doctor
Statement of responsibility
Joe Starita
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Starita, Joe
Dewey number
610.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
R154.P53
LC item number
S73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
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  • Picotte, Susan LaFlesche
  • Picotte, Susan LaFlesche
  • Indian women physicians
  • Omaha women
  • Biography
  • Physicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Native Americans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • Indian women physicians
  • Omaha women
  • Nebraska
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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
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250085344
Lccn
2016030767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn959372317
Label
A warrior of the people : how Susan La Flesche overcame racial and gender inequality to become America's first Indian doctor, Joe Starita
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250085344
Lccn
2016030767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn959372317

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