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Carlos Montezuma, M.D., A Yavapai American Hero: The Life and Times of an American Indian, 1866-192

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2004 - Summer


by Leon Speroff, M.D., HS ’66 (Arnica Publishing) This book documents the life of one of the first Native American physicians. A Yavapai Indian, Montezuma was taken in the 1870s from his family as a boy by Pima Indian warriors, who sold him to an itinerant photographer. He ended up in Chicago, where he took advantage of unexpected educational and social opportunities, ultimately becoming a doctor and championing his tribe’s land and water rights.
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