She was an advocate member in the Connecticut Indian Association. She is a strong believer in Native American rights as she states "we who are educated need to be the pioneers of the Indian Civilization."
She graduated top of her class at the Women's Medical College at Philadelphia.
WOMEN"S MEDICAL COLLEGE AT PHILADELPHIA CLASS OF 1889
She became a physician, the first by an American Indian women and among the first by an Indian.
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She is a symbol for many marginalized groups who sought empowerment in the 19th century.
She gained power for the American Indians, as a group, especially in the field of medicine.
She also evolved the future for women in general, especially in the medical field.