U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 15: Susan La Flesche
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUSAN LA FLESCHE
Profile America — Sunday, November 15th. Many pioneering men and women are being honored as National American Indian Heritage Month continues. One of them is Susan La Flesche, an Omaha Indian from Nebraska, who aspired to become a doctor. Her ambition led her to enroll at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Not only did she graduate in 1889, but did so at the head of her class, becoming the first female American Indian physician. Dr. La Flesche returned home to Nebraska, where she married, raised a family, and built the first Indian hospital in the state. Among adult American Indians and Alaska Natives, over 82 percent have a high school diploma or equivalent. About 18 percent have earned at least a bachelor's degree in college. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
La Flesche biography: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_253.html
AIAN educational attainment: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff26.html
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau