Medicine Woman on NET
"What does it take to heal a people and mend the wounds of body and spirit created by history? That’s the question at the heart of the new NET documentary “Medicine Woman,” set to premiere Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. (CT) on NET.
Susan La Flesche Picotte, born on the Nebraska frontier in 1865, studied medicine at a time when few women dared. She overcame enormous odds to graduate first in her class from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania and returned home to fight for the survival of her Omaha tribe. The story interweaves the life of America’s first Native doctor with portraits of Native women healers of today. Three remarkable women from the Omaha, Lakota and Navajo tribes are introduced in the film and share what they are learning in their communities.
You may also know about a new biography of Picotte written by Joe Starita, “A Warrior of the People,” which serves as a companion book to the documentary. A University of Nebraska professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Starita also wrote “I Am A Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice” in 2009.
Visit http://netnebraska.org/medicinewoman to learn more about the film and the book."