Dr. Carlos Montezuma | University of Illinois Archives

Dr. Carlos Montezuma
circa 1884

Photograph and accompanying text, describing the background and early career of Wassaja (Dr. Carlos Montezuma), class of 1884.  Originally published in the Illio Vol. III (1896), page 86.

From the text:

"Dr. Carlos Montezuma, a successful physician of Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1884. He is a native-born Indian, and has attracted widespread interest and commendation by his brave efforts to obtain a complete education and make his mark in life. These efforts have been eminently successful.

After graduation from the University of Illinois Mr. Montezuma went to Chicago, and by alternately clerking in a drug store and attending lectures at the Chicago Medical College, he was enabled to graduate from that institution in 1889 and enter upon the practice of his profession. Shortly afterwards he entered the United States service as physician and surgeon. In that capacity he was stationed successively at several Western forts and Indian agencies. Finally, in 1893, he was promoted to the prominent and responsible position of School Physician at the renowned United States Indian Industrial School at Carlise, Pa. He held that position two years and a half, and then, desiring independent practice, resigned, to locate in Chicago, his present home."

Found in RS 41/8/805, Illio '97, page 86

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