Nebraska Historical Marker: Susan La Flesche Picotte Memorial Hospital (2)

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Near intersection of Matthewson St and Sawyer St, Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska

View this marker's location 42.151769, -96.49523

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Marker Text

This hospital was built in 1912 under the guidance of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American woman physician, with the financial support of the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions and other donors. It served both Native American and white people. In 1988 the Susan La Flesche Picotte Center was established here to commemorate Dr. Picotte as a model student, servant, healer, and leader. The hospital was named a National Historic Landmark in 1993.

Further Information



Valerie Sherer Mathes, “Susan La Flesche Picotte: Nebraska’s Indian Physician, 1865-1915,” Nebraska History 63 (1982): 502-530

Norma Kidd Green, “Four Sisters: Daughters of Joseph LaFlesche,” Nebraska History 45 (1964): 165-176 

Marker program

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