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  1. 1920s
    Iñupiaq traditional healer becomes a midwife
    Della Keats, an Iñupiaq from Kotzebue, Alaska, is a traditional healer, locally called a doctor. Born ...
  2. 1920
    Wounded Knee survivor dies of influenza, syphilis
    Zinkala Nuni, Lakota, who survived the Wounded Knee Massacre as a baby, dies at age 29 from influenza, ...
  3. 1919
    Native Hawaiian herbalists told to aid researchers
    The territorial legislature authorizes a Hawaiian Medicine Board to license Native Hawaiian herbalists, ...
  4. 1918–19
    ‘Spanish Influenza’ claims millions of lives
    American Indians and Alaska Natives are among the tens of millions who die in the Spanish Influenza ...
  5. 1917
    More Indians are born than die
    For the first time in 50 years, more Indians are born than die, as federal appropriations for medical ...
  6. 1917
    American Indians volunteer for WWI
    Though not yet U.S. citizens, more than 10,000 American Indians serve in the U.S. Army and more than ...
  7. 1915
    Federally funded hospital planned for Alaska Natives
    Congress appropriates funding for a 25-bed hospital in Juneau to provide care for Alaska Native patients.
  8. 1915
    Alaska Natives must renounce cultures to become citizens
    Chapter 24, Session Laws of Alaska, recognizes Native peoples as citizens of the Territory of Alaska ...
  9. 1915
    The Alaska Native Sisterhood is established
    Following the formation of the Alaska Native Brotherhood in 1912, Alaska Native women meet in the Tlingit ...
  10. 1915
    Schools must keep children healthy, Commissioner states
    American Indian parents grow anxious about the safety of sending their children to government boarding ...
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