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Sioux City Journal

WATCH NOW: Susan La Flesche Picotte hospital being brought back to former glory

Nancy Gillis talks about the renovation of the Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte hospital during an interview Thursday, March 24, 2022, in Walthill, Nebraska. The Susan La Flesche Picotte Center in Walthill was a recent recipient of History Nebraska’s Champion of History Award, honoring them for their work to restore the historic former hospital of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, an Omaha tribal member who was the first Native doctor in the United States.
WALTHILL, NE
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Susan La Flesche Picotte: The First Native Doctor

Susan La Flesche Picotte simply could not have dreamed of a hospital as a child. She wouldn't have known what a hospital was. Her father was a chief on the Omaha reservation, a mixed blood headman who'd spent enough time away from the reservation to note the sheer numbers of white folks in St. Louis and elsewhere, numbers that would destroy the culture of the Omaha people if they did not drastically alter their way of life.
HAMPTON, VA
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