30 Things To Learn From Badass Historical Moms

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Another Badass Historical Moms Tip: healthcare for all! in the 1800s?

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Susan’s own parents taught her to embrace her mixed race heritage, as they were of both Native American and the majority white world themselves. Susan went on to fully live this teaching when she became American’s first female Native American physician, returning to her home reservation but doctoring all people, both white and Native. She advocated for all people to receive better healthcare.

It was said that, as a child, Susan once watched a tribal elder die because a white doctor refused to treat the elderly lady. She decided then that she could do the job better. When Susan married a man from a Sioux tribe, she continued breaking barriers. While bearing two children, Susan fought against traditional expectations and continued working professionally full time.

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