University of Nebraska Medical Center

McGoogan Session: Native Healers: Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD

Portrait of Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD, as a medical student at the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, c. 1888 Courtesy of the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Negative 54752

As a physician, Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD, committed to walking a line between two cultures. She learned the ways of the white medicine-men, as the first Native American to receive a western medical degree, while still maintaining the traditions of her people, Nebraska’s Omaha Tribe.

Join Carrie Meyer, head of archives and special collections at the McGoogan Library, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte’s life, her causes and lasting legacy. You will also see several of her personal artifacts before her exhibit closes in the Wigton Heritage Center.

Zoom registration required to attend this McGoogan Session.

Learn more about the McGoogan Health Sciences Library Special Collections and Archives.

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