A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero

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This story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who was kidnapped from his Yavapai tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted by an Italian photographer in 1871 and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the young boy traveled throughout the Old West, bearing witness to the prejudice against and poor treatment of Native Americans. Carlos eventually became a doctor and leader for his people, calling out for their rights. Gina Capaldi's exquisite paintings bring to life excerpts from Dr. Carlos Montezuma's own letters describing his childhood experiences. The culminating portrait provides an inventive look back into history through the eyes of a Native American hero.

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Kidnapped from his home...

Sold as a slave...

Raised in a strange culture...

This is the true story of a Yawapati boy called Wassaja. In his language, this name meant "Beckoning." Wassaja was only five years old when Pima Indians kidnapped him and sold him to a white man.

Thirty years later, the boy named Beckoning had grown up to become Dr. Carlos Montezuma. His work for the rights of Native Americans made him a model of hope for his people.

Gina Capaldi tells this remarkable story in the words of Montezuma himself. Photographs from his time and original paintings by the author create an inventive look back into history through the eyes of a Native American hero.

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Kidnapped from his home...

Sold as a slave...

Raised in a strange culture...

Told in his own words, this story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who grows up to become a doctor and leader for his people, calling out for their rights.

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