Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte
Virtual talk on ZOOM
with Joseph Starita
Joseph Starita’s informative and fascinating talk about Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte is available on the Mansion’s YouTube Channel
Pulitzer Prize nominee Joseph Starita talks about Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American doctor in U. S. History. On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche Picotte received her medical degree―becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history. She earned her degree thirty-one years before women could vote and thirty-five years before Indians could become citizens in their own country.
By age twenty-six, this fragile but indomitable Native woman became the doctor to her tribe. Overnight, she acquired 1,244 patients scattered across 1,350 square miles of rolling countryside with few roads. Her patients often were desperately poor and desperately sick―tuberculosis, smallpox, measles, influenza―families scattered miles apart, whose last hope was a young woman who spoke their language and knew their customs.
This is the story of an Indian woman who effectively became the chief of an entrenched patriarchal tribe, the story of a woman who crashed through thick walls of ethnic, racial, and gender prejudice, then spent the rest of her life using a unique bicultural identity to improve the lot of her people―physically, emotionally, politically, and spiritually.
The Victorian Palette: Color in Nineteenth-Century British Art and Design
Virtual talk on ZOOM
with Concetta Martone, Ph.D.
If you missed Dr. Concetta Martone’s talk, you can view this interesting and informative presentation on YouTube. CLICK HERE
Brandied Peaches and Ice Cream
Abbie Fisher and John Trower
If you missed food historian Becky Diamond’s illustrated talk “Brandied Peaches and Ice Cream,” CLICK HERE
Learn about Abbie Fisher, John Trower, and Brandied Peaches and Ice Cream.
Morris & Company: A Victorian Lifestyle Brand
by Concetta Martone, Ph.D.
If you missed Dr. Martone’s live presentation, we invite you to view this fascinating talk online – CLICK HERE
“The House Beautiful” – The Aesthetic Movement and the American Home
If you missed Dr. Concetta Martone’s fascinating illustrated talk entitled “The House Beautiful” – The Aesthetic Movement and the American Home, you can now view this on Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s YouTube Channel