Susan LaFlesche Picotte
tempera on masonite , 10"x9.5", private collection
1865, Susan was a member of the prominent Omaha family, the
LaFlesches, whose symbol was the unstrung bow. She
became the first Native American woman to earn a western medical
degree, and she saved countless lives on her reservation. She
was a tireless advocate for her tribe and is the person who instigated putting drinking fountains in public schools.