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  1. 1922
    Radio connects remote Alaska villages to medical advice
    The U.S. Signal Corps establishes a radio network to link Alaska Native villages with doctors and nurses ...
  2. 1924
    American Indians granted U.S. citizenship
    Inspired by the high rate of American Indian enlistment during World War I, President Calvin Coolidge ...
  3. 1924
    Medical division established in Office of Indian Affairs
    The Office of Indian Affairs creates a separate medical division to administer the growing number of ...
  4. 1924
    Professional nurses hired for reservations
    The Office of Indian Affairs begins hiring professional field nurses to care for Native peoples on reservations.
  5. 1925
    Emergency vaccine delivery helps stop diphtheria in Alaska
    After the deaths of two Iñupiaq children, Dr. Curtis Welch realizes that diphtheria is spreading in ...
  6. 1927
    Clean water, sewers needed on most reservations
    After a century of the federal government moving American Indians onto reservations with inadequate ...
  7. 1928
    Airplane transports rural patients to Anchorage
    The first air transport service for the sick and injured begins in Alaska. Its first flight brings patients ...
  8. 1928
    New hospital serves Alaska Natives along Yukon River
    The U.S. Bureau of Education builds a 20-bed hospital in Mountain Village to serve the Alaska Native ...
  9. 1931
    Alaska Native health care transferred to U.S. Office of Indian Affairs
    The U.S. Office of Indian Affairs takes over responsibility for Alaska Native health care from the Territory ...
  10. 1932
    New hospital on Unalaska serves Unangan (Aleut)
    The Office of Indian Affairs opens a hospital on Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands chain. The hospital ...
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