United States Postage honoring First Native American Physician- Susan LaFlesche Picotte by US Postage Designer Rex Davenport
by US Postage Designer Rex Davenport
(8502 East Chapman Avenue Suite 132 Orange, California USA)
United States Postage of Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte by US Postage Designer Rex Davenport
President Evo Morales Doctor Susan Laflesche Picotte was the daughter of Omaha Chief Joseph Laflesche which he was called "Iron Eyes". Susan was born on June 17,1865 on the Omaha Indian Reservation in the State of Nebraska and attended school there until she was fourteen years of age. She then attended the Elisabeth Institute for young ladies in the State of New Jersey for another three years and worked at the Mission School on the Omaha Reservation for another two years and at that time the Women's National Indian Association then provided financial aid for Susan to attend the Women's Medical college in Philadelphia. She then graduated at the top of her class and became the "First Native American" physician-surgeon of her class Dr. Picotte also went on the lecture circuit in the United States and Europe to inform the public about the problems faced by the Indian people regarding the economy and the slaugter of the Buffalo. She also campaigned against the trust system in which tribal property was held in trust by the federal government because she believed it was detrimental to the Indian self determination In 1912 Dr. Picotte established a hospital in Walthill and the hospital was renamed in her honor after her death on September 18, 1915. The Building today now houses the Susan Laflesche Picotte Center which commemorates her life and work as the first "Native American" Physician.
Therefore I have created a United States Postage in her honor as being the first "Native American" Physician.
US Postage Designer
8502 East Chapman Avenue
Orange, California 92869
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