A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies - Chapter 9 & 10 The Province and Kingdom of Guatemala & New Spain Panuco and Jalisco Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 & 10 The Province and Kingdom of Guatemala & New Spain Panuco and Jalisco Summary and Analysis

The captain that went to Guatemala was received by the chief of Utatlan, the largest city in the kingdom. He welcomed them with traditional musical fanfare and a grand banquet. The Spaniards camped outside the city that night afraid it would be too dangerous to dwell within the walls. The following morning, the captain requested a given amount of gold. The citizens told him that there was none in Guatemala. He then declared them guilty of hoarding the gold and had them burned alive. The lords of the neighboring cities heard about this and fled their towns toward the mountains. The citizens turned themselves over to the Spaniards, but would not disclose the location of their leaders. The captain...

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