Virtual Author Series: Joe Starita

Opera House

Settle in for a fascinating author talk with Joe Starita about his book, A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Fleshe Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor, which chronicles the life of Native American doctor Susan La Flesche Picotte. From her hospital in Walthill, Nebraska, La Flesche Picotte treated patients suffering from devastating illnesses such as smallpox and influenza and provided vital care to those whose access to healthcare was stymied by racism and poverty. Register for the event here. You can also order a copy of the book here.

This author series event is made possible by generous donor support as well as Humanities Nebraska (HN) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. NEH is committed to Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP).