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Near Fort McDowell in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Grave of Dr. Carlos Montezuma

(Wassaja)

 

—1855-1923 —

 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
1. Grave of Dr. Carlos Montezuma Marker
Inscription. Greatest of the educated Apaches, this Mohave-Apache Indian was taken captive at the age of six by Pima Indians. He was sold to a white man who educated him as a physician. Dr. Montezuma had a splendid practice in Chicago and became a champion of Indian rights, but he died of tuberculosis in a brush hut near here, refusing all medical care.
 
Erected 1968 by Arizona Development Board and Arizona Highway Department.
 
Location. 33° 34.705′ N, 111° 41.017′ W. Marker is near Fort McDowell, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on Beeline Highway (Arizona Route 87 at milepost 190) near North Fort McDowell Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort McDowell AZ 85264, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Reno (here, next to this marker); Fort McDowell (here, next to this marker); Per Ardua Ad Astra (approx. 9 miles away); Falcon Field (approx. 9 miles away); A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" (approx. 9.2 miles away); 3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun
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By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
2. Grave of Dr. Carlos Montezuma Marker
Dr. Carlos Montezuma Marker is second from left.
(approx. 9.2 miles away); Major Gen Carl G. Schneider, USAF (Ret) (approx. 9.2 miles away); 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O’Neill (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort McDowell.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Grave of Dr. Carlos Montezuma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
3. Grave of Dr. Carlos Montezuma Marker
View north along Hwy 87
Dr. Carlos Montezuma image. Click for full size.
National Archives and Records Administration, circa 1890
4. Dr. Carlos Montezuma
Dr. Carlos Montezuma image. Click for full size.
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, circa 1896
5. Dr. Carlos Montezuma
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on February 21, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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