The Messenger Vol. III, a collaboration with brewingchangemn, is highlighting and sharing the stories of 4 Indigenous heros. This week we are highlighting Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte. Story is written byCharles Meyer and artwork is done by Lucie Skjefte Design.
At 8 years old, Susan La Flesche Picotte learned a painful lesson as she watched an elderly woman slowly die despite a doctor being summoned four times. “It was only an Indian and it [did] not matter” was painfully clear as the night progressed
with the absence of the doctor.
This tragic event along with encouragement from her father Chief Iron Eye to learn Euro-American Society for their own survival she “saw the need of my… More