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Columbus Public Library Book Discussion Group

Columbus Public Library
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We are very excited to welcome the Columbus Public Library to NE SciFest!

Join them to discuss 'A Warrior of the People' by Joe Starita, the biography of Susan La Flesche Picotte’s inspirational life and dedication to public health.

On March 14, 1889, La Flesche Picotte received her medical degree—becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history. By age 26, this indomitable Indian woman became the doctor to her tribe. Overnight, she acquired 1,244 patients scattered across 1,350 square miles of rolling countryside with few roads. Her patients often were desperately poor and desperately sick—tuberculosis, small pox, measles, influenza. Join us and learn about the story of an Indian woman who effectively became the chief of an entrenched patriarchal tribe, who crashed through walls of ethnic, racial and gender prejudice, and who spent the rest of her life using a unique bicultural identity to improve the lot of her people—physically, emotionally, politically and spiritually.

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