Did you know that a baby girl born in a teepee in 1865 would become the first Native American woman doctor? She studied at the Woman’s Medical College in Philadelphia and was the first Native American to receive government assistance for higher education. She returned to her Omaha reservation, eventually establishing the first private hospital on a reservation and making inroads into public health issues - especially fighting practices that spread TB. She served an area covering 450 sq. miles with 1,300 Native American and white residents. After her death in 1915, the hospital was renamed in her honor and today is on the national historic register. Today it serves as a drug and abuse treatment center. Her name? Susan La Flesche Picotte.