Susan La Flesche Picotte, First N.A. Female MD
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Marries Henry Picotte

Susan and Henry Picotte
Susan La Flesche with her mother and sons, Carl and Pierre, on the porch of their Bancroft home.
Courtesy Nebraska State Historical Society, RG2026-82

In 1894 Susan La Flesche married Henry Picotte. (Her sister, Marguerite, married Henry’s brother, Charles!) Henry and Susan had two sons, Carl and Pierre. After her marriage, Susan settled with her husband at Bancroft, Nebraska and set up her own private practice, providing medical care for both Native and European Americans. At the same time, Dr. Picotte cared for her family, her ailing mother, and later, her ailing husband.

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