The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Characters

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Motecuhzoma

Motecuhzoma was the king who lived in Tenochtitlan. He lived in a land of great wealth and powerful warriors. A series of omens made him fearful about the survival of his people. When the Spaniards arrived, he thought they were gods. Even though others warned him about the brutality of the Spaniards, he was determined to meet up with them as friends. He sent valuable gifts to them and invited them into his city. The Spaniards tricked him, coming in as friends then placing him under guard. When he told his people not to fight the Spaniards, fearing for their lives since they weren't as powerful, he lost the respect of his people. Motecuhzoma was chained and had to speak to his people through others. He was killed by the Spaniards, but nobody knew how he was killed.

Don Hernando Cortes

Don Hernando Cortes was the leader of...

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