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Author Kristofic, Jim, 1982- author
Title Medicine women : the story of the first Native American nursing school / Jim Kristofic
Imprint Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2019
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RT80.A62 K92 2019    AVAILABLE    30530000998591
Descript xvi, 396 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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Note "After the Indian wars, many Americans still believed that the only good Indian was a dead Indian. But at Ganado Mission in the Navajo country of northern Arizona, a group of missionaries and doctors--who cared less about saving souls and more about saving lives--chose a different way and persuaded the local parents and medicine men to allow them to educate their daughters as nurses. The young women struggled to step into the world of modern medicine, but they knew they might become nurses who could build a bridge between the old ways and the new. In this detailed history Jim Kristofic traces the story of Ganado Mission on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Kristofic's personal connection with the community creates a nuanced historical understanding that blends engaging narrative with careful scholarship to share the stories of the people and their commitment to this place"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-384) and index
Subject Sage Memorial Hospital (Ganado, Ariz.). School of Nursing -- History
Nursing schools -- Arizona -- Ganado -- History
Indian nurses -- Arizona -- Ganado -- History
Navajo women -- Education -- Arizona -- Ganado -- History
Navajo Indians -- Medical care -- Arizona -- Ganado -- History
Ganado Mission (Ganado, Ariz.) -- History
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