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  1. 1889
    Yavapai doctor advocates for Indian self-determination
    The Yavapai doctor Carlos Montezuma (who was named Wassaja, “gathering” or “beckoning,” at birth) graduates ...
  2. 1940s
    Fanny Flounder, Yurok healer, dies in California
    The Yurok shaman Fanny Flounder is celebrated for her ability to use a hollow bone to suck sickness ...
  3. 1940
    Rosebud Tribe in South Dakota appoints health committee
    The Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota appoints a health committee, a model that other tribes soon ...
  4. 1975
    Native American medical students organize
    The Association of Native American Medical Students, an organization representing Native American graduate ...
  5. 1992
    Native woman diagnosed with HIV becomes educator
    Lisa Tiger, Muscogee Creek/Seminole/Cherokee, is diagnosed with HIV. She traces the infection to a boyfriend ...