Lecture: A Doctor to Her Tribe and a Warrior for Her People

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Date/Time:Monday, 10 Apr 2017 at 7:00 pm
Location:Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures Student activities
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Joe Starita, professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska, will discuss his latest book, "A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor."

The biography of La Flesche recounts how the Omaha woman earned a medical degree in 1889 - becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history - and returned to the reservation to serve the Omaha tribe.

Joe Starita spent 14 years at The Miami Herald, first as the newspaper’s New York Bureau Chief and later as part of its Investigations Team. He returned to his native Nebraska to focus on research and writing on the regional Native American culture and history. Joe Starita's other books include The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge " A Lakota Odyssey, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in history, and “I Am A Man” " Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice.

For more information visit the Lectures Program website.