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Susan La Flesche Picotte P2 & Keiko Okami

By July 13, 2021No Comments

Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915) & Keiko Okami (1859-1941): Today we will be finishing the wonderful story of Susan La Flesche, the first Native American doctor, and then share the “bonus” story of Keiko Okami, one of the first Japanese woman doctors! Both women loved and served Jesus in the midst of difficulties and oppression among their own people. While Susan fought for alcohol prohibition and had to earn the trust of Native Americans who were suspicious of “white ways,” Keiko grappled with the cultural shame associated with Japanese women in the medical field. Both ladies have testimonies that are definitely worth knowing!

  • Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D.: Omaha Indian Leader and Reformer by Benson Tong
  • A Warrior of the People by Joe Starita

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