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  1. 1889
    First American Indian woman graduates from medical school
    The Omaha healer Susan La Flesch (later Picotte) graduates from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. ...
  2. 1889
    Yavapai doctor advocates for Indian self-determination
    The Yavapai doctor Carlos Montezuma (who was named Wassaja, “gathering” or “beckoning,” at birth) graduates ...
  3. 1899
    Henry Crow Dog II is born
    Henry Crow Dog II will become a traditional medicine man of the Lakota. Despite the individual land- ...
  4. 1896
    Doctor consults medicine men to counter tuberculosis
    James R. Walker, the agency physician assigned to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, finds ...