Medicine Woman

Medical School or Marriage?

Clip | 3m 30s

In her letters home, Susan La Flesche describes her fascination with medical school, her enjoyment of the fine homes in Philadelphia, and her love for “the handsomest Indian I ever saw.” Author Joe Starita tells us she had to give him up because her white supporters wanted her to focus on her medical career.

Aired: 10/31/16

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

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