Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte distinguished herself by becoming the first Native American woman ever to earn a medical degree and work as a practicing M.D.
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Dr. Susan LaFlesche
herself by becoming
the first Native
ever to earn a medical
degree and work as a
Open Court 4th Grade Unit 3 From Mystery to Medicine Lesson 6 The Story of Susan LaFlesche Picotte [email protected] Wilson Elementary
reservation“use context clues”
After completing medical school she returned
to her home and began work as the doctor at
the reservation school.
A reservation is land set aside by the
government and is where some Native
reservation - Government land set aside for Native Americans to live on [email protected]
physician “use context clues”
She wanted the position of
The physician treated her first
patient this morning.
physician - doctor
ominous “use context clues”
When she turned to the school
house, she noted that the sky looked
The howling wind sounded
ominous in the dark alley.
maneuvered (man-eu-vered) “use context clues”
Suddenly, having maneuvered the
drift, the pony stopped.
The student driver maneuvered her car
into the narrow parking garage
maneuvered- Skillfully moved around
I thought that maybe if he could make
it till spring…” Marguerite said desolately.
She looked desolately at the mess she had
to clean up after the party.
DESOLATELY- Dismally or without hope
The Story of Susan LaFlesche PicotteVocabulary:
RESERVATION - Government land set aside for Native Americans to live on
PHYSICIAN - doctor
OM-IN-OUS - threatening
MAN-EU-VER-ED - Skillfully moved around
DES-O-LATE-LY- Dismally or without hope