Sarah Winnemucca: 1844-October 16, 1891
We continue to recognize important Native women in celebration of Women's History Month. Winnemucca was an author, activist, and an educator. She served as an interpreter for the military of Fort McDermitt in Nevada and Camp Harney in Oregon.
Winnemucca went on to lecture about the injustices that the Paiutes had to suffer and wrote and autobiography called "Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims". This was the first book to describe the Paiute culture.
Susan La Flesche Picotte: June 17, 1865-September 18, 1915
Susan was an Omaha Indian Doctor and was the first female Native American physician. Not only was she a physician, but Susan was also an advocate for public health and the legal allotment of land to members of the Omaha tribe.
You can watch her story along with others in our film "Medicine Woman".
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