Shopping cart is empty.
A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero
  • Price: $9.99
  • Paperback
  • Shopping Basket
Carolrhoda Books
Pub Date: 2019
ISBN: 9781541578371
Gina Capaldi
A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero
(click icon for large image)

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

by Gina Capaldi

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.