Montezuma, Carlos

Montezuma, Carlos (b. Wassaja)

(?1867–1923) Yavapai physician, leader, editor; born in the Superstition Mountains in present-day Arizona. Sent to Chicago by his adoptive father, he received his M.D. from Chicago Medical School in 1888. He worked all his life for the elimination of the reservation system and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), advocating instead citizenship for Indians. In 1896 he began private practice in Chicago. In 1906 he declined to serve as head of the BIA. In 1916 he started Wassaja, an Indian affairs magazine.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Montezuma, Carlos. The Indian Problem from the Standpoint of an Indian.
Montezuma, Carlos. "The Indian of Yesterday: The Early Life of Dr.