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If you’re in the area, please stop by the Swanson Library in Omaha (https://omahalibrary.org/locations/ON/) and check out the Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte Exhibit.  Then check out all the work being done to restore her hospital into a community center (https://www.drsusancenter.org). Dr. Picotte seems to finally be getting her due as one of America’s heroes.  She...

The Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte Center Restoration Project in Walthill, Nebraska, has been awarded a $589,675.00 Rural Business Development grant by the USDA. The plan is to use the funds to complete the second phase of the restoration project, which primarily involves refurbishing the exterior of Dr. Picotte’s former hospital. Established by Dr. Susan LaFlesche...

A New Roof for the Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte Center 7.1.19 – Adam R. Thompson In March the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community awarded a $50,000 grant toward the restoration of the Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte Center in Walthill, NE.  This generous gift from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community allowed the non-profit to replace...

History’s Forgotten Pioneer: The First Native American Doctor By: Carly Stern, The Daily Dose, 4.24.19 https://www.ozy.com/flashback/historys-forgotten-pioneer-the-first-native-american-doctor/93585 As the sun slipped past the horizon, the young girl watched with growing anxiety as an elderly woman struggled to breathe. It was 1873, and they lived on the Omaha Reservation in the northeast corner of Nebraska. The old...

Macy, Nebraska – Join area residents and friends of the Picotte Center at a lunchtime open house on Tuesday, April 16, to share  your ideas on restoring Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte’s hospital, located in Walthill, Nebraska.  The open house will be at the Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC) in Macy, Nebraska, from 11:30 a.m....

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has awarded the State of Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs a $50,000 grant toward the restoration of the Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte Center.   The award letter explains, “Sharing is fundamental to our Dakota culture, and we are happy to make donations that improve the lives of others across the...

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