Long before the Indian Relocation programs of the
1950s, a few Native people came to Illinois from other places.
Among the most famous of these was Carlos Montezuma, a Yavapai
Indian from central Arizona who moved to Urbana to attend the University
After graduating in 1884, Montezuma studied medicine
in Chicago and became a doctor and political activist.
Currently, a University of Illinois student is writing his dissertation
on the life of Carlos Montezuma. Soon, he will be preparing an
online essay based on his research for this website. In the meantime,
though, listen to this classroom presentation by U of I History
Professor Fred Hoxie on this University's most famous Native American
Link to Audio Clip
ADD MORE FROM PPT
|If you want to learn more about Carlos Montezuma, you may
want to read Leon Speroff's Carlos Montezuma, M.D.: A Yavapai
American Hero--The Life and Times of an American Indian.
to the Online Essays