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  1. 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 ...
  2. 1975
    Native American medical students organize
    The Association of Native American Medical Students, an organization representing Native American graduate ...
  3. 1958
    Seminole knowledge aids in tranquilizer’s development
    The Seminole medicine man Josie Billie shares some of his vast knowledge of healing plants with the ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 1889
    Yavapai doctor advocates for Indian self-determination
    The Yavapai doctor Carlos Montezuma (who was named Wassaja, “gathering” or “beckoning,” at birth) graduates ...
  6. AD 1535
    Huron healers cure French invaders’ scurvy
    Huron healers have medicines to treat many ailments, including a concoction made from white cedar to ...