Susan La Flesche Picotte, First N.A. Female MD
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Death in 1915

Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, early 1900s.
Courtesy Nebraska State Historical Society, RG2026-71




Susan La Flesche Picotte spent her life learning about health and then bringing that knowledge to the Omaha through education and health care for her people, as well as communication with the Federal government about what her people needed.

Only 50 years old, she died on September 18, 1915 after an illness of three years.


Funeral of Dr. Picotte
The Walthill Times

Friday, September 24, 1915
Although the quality of this copy of The Walthill Times makes it difficult to read, it shows how highly Dr. Picotte was regarded in her community at the time of her death.

Rosalie La Flesche Farley
Rosalie La Flesche Farley.
From the NETCHE production, "Three Nebraskan Women", NET Foundation for Television, 2000
All of Chief Joseph La Flesche’s children were quite successful. Susan’s older sister, Rosalie LaFlesche Farley (1861-1900) was a woman of rare business acumen and compassion. She served as a resource to her people and has been described as one of the most remarkable women of the state.

Susan had another famous sister, businesswoman Rosalie La Flesche Farley.
From the 2000 NETCHE production Three Nebraska Women

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