Montezuma urges Mike Burns and the McDowell Indians to keep McDowell land and Verde River water; NOT to move to Salt River Reservation as proposed.
Montezuma thanks John Stevens for voting on a Resolution relating to the McDowell Indians, and reiterates that they want a dam for irrigation and do not want to move to Salt River.
In the letter, Montezuma defends the water rights of the Fort McDowell community and the construction of a proposed dam, and states emphatically that "it is not their wish to move."
Replying to Montezuma's earlier January letter of the same year, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C.F. Hauke tells Montezuma that it is in the best interests of the Fort McDowell Indians to move to the Salt River Reservation.
Letter to Montezuma from his cousin Charles Dickens: Dickens complains of the nosiness of a Mr. Coe (presumably the Indian agent?) and the misplacement of an earlier letter.
Burns explains that he has misplaced a prior letter from Montezuma asking if the two of them could go on a trip through Arizona again. Burns says yes but is doubtful if the letter will reach Montezuma, and informs Montezuma he has left Camp Verde to live in Mayer, Yavapai County, Arizona.
Addressing him as "Dear Wassaja", Marie Keller Montezuma writes her husband asking for money, for news of her mother, and copies of the magazine, detailing travel expenses, car trouble, and the misadventures of a trip across the Southwest.
Letter to Montezuma from his friend Joshua Russell describing the farming conditions at Santan, Arizona, including irrigation water, crops of wheat, hay, corn and watermelon, and lack of fencing wire for allotted land.
Mike Burns and the leaders of the McDowell community entreat Montezuma to help them stay on their land and help them go to Washington D.C. to request a dam for the irrigation of their land. They also ask him for advice about allotment.