The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Setting & Symbolism

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Tlaxcala

This place had a confederation of four republics. The people from Tenochtitlan were constantly battling this place, taking prisoners for sacrifice. This is mostly likely why it made an alliance with the Spaniards.

Cholula

This place was the rival of Tlaxcala. The people of Tlaxcala joined with the Spaniards for revenge of the place and the people here were massacred at an assembly in the courtyard of the god.

Tortillas

These were brought to the Spaniards as welcoming gifts.

Hens

These were brought to the Spaniards as welcoming gifts.

Tezcoco

This place is where Prince Ixtlilxochitl persuaded the people to join with the conquistadors as they marched to Tenochtitlan.

Xoloco

This is the entrance to Tenochtitlan where Motecuhzoma greeted Cortes.

Gold

This is what the Spaniard lusted after, asking for more of it even after they conquered the city.

Acachinanco

This is where Cortes set up his...

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