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Students and Alumni

Students

Lorenzo Gudino

Lorenzo Gudino

President, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

Alissa Baker Ogelsbee

Student, The Graduate School

Alumni

Carlos Montezuma

Carlos Montezuma

Carlos Montezuma (Yavapai) was the first Native American graduate of the medical school at Northwestern University. Dr. Montezuma was an advocate for Native American rights, and became the poster child of a Native American assimilated into the “white man’s” culture, something he considered very important for his people. He began a group called the Society of American Indians, which was controlled by indigenous leaders. He also spent much of his career working to eliminate the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which he thought had a biased and unfair agenda. He gave influential speeches and wrote a newsletter called Wassaja on the cause.

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