Medicine Woman

Medical School or Marriage?

Clip | 3m 30s | Video has closed captioning.

In her letters home, Susan La Flesche describes her fascination with medical school, her enjoyment of the fine homes in Philadelphia, and her love for “the handsomest Indian I ever saw.” Author Joe Starita tells us she had to give him up because her white supporters wanted her to focus on her medical career.

Aired: 10/31/16

Rating: TV-PG

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