Susan La Flesche Picotte (June 17, 1865 – September 18, 1915) was born on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska and is widely acknowledged as the first Native American medical doctor. During her lifetime, she fought hard to improve the living conditions of her fellow Native Americans by becoming a medical practitioner. She also helped her fellow Omahas receive money owed to them for the sale of their land. Her inspirational quotes have become a guiding principle for those people who are aiming to improve the condition not only of their tribe and family but also of the society as a whole.
Below are some of her famous quotes that will inspire you to fight for equality and reject social stereotypes.