A Boy Named Beckoning

A Boy Named Beckoning

The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero

Book - 2008
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This story reveals the life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, who was kidnapped from his tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the young boy traveled throughout the Old West, bearing witness to the poor treatment of Native Americans. Carlos eventually became a doctor and leader for his people.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2008], ©2008
ISBN: 9780822576440
Branch Call Number: 921 Monte
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm


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Kidnapped and sold to a white man when he was five, Wassaja was renamed Carlos Montezuma and raised as if he were white. As an adult, he became an advocate for American Indians. His story is told using a letter he wrote recounting his life.


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