Charles Eastman Plaque, Boston University Medical School
This photograph and plaque inside the Instructional Building of the Boston University’s Medical School honors Native American activist and doctor Charles Eastman. In the late nineteenth century Eastman, a Sioux who was also known as Ohiyesa, was a prominent and important advocate for Native American civil and educational rights. Dr Eastman was the first Native American graduate of an American medical school.
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