The conflict and defeat of the Aztecs was not avoidable because the Spanish were looking for gold and land, and would have eventually come into contact with the Aztecs no matter who found the land of Tenochtitlan first. Since the Aztecs had everything the Spaniards wanted, it was likely that a battle between the two was bound to happen. In war the Spanish had a large advantage because of their weapons and battle gear. If the Aztecs came into contact with the Spanish, they were likely to die because of the disease the Spaniards carried with them. Also, a lot of enemies were created against the Aztecs because of the human sacrifices they had to make in order to nourish their gods.
The author of Broken Spears tries to emphasize the fact that the it was not only the Spanish who played a role in the collapse of the Aztecs. One of the most prime reasons the Spanish were victorious was because they were worshiped and viewed as gods due to their presentation. With this to their advantage, the Spanish took leverage over the Aztecs. The Aztecs welcomed the Spanish with offerings and celebration, this gave the Spanish the idea that they had control over them and began to gather this power into ideas to take over their people. The Aztecs had a tremendous cultural difference from the Spanish when it came to their ritual ceremonies, they included a human sacrifice in their ritual and this repulsed the Spanish.
SOUTHWEST SETTLEMENTS The Southwest was home to many cultures, some forced, and some created. Although there was quite for many years for the local Native Americans. Spaniards took over and controlled much land to create much of what is left today. But not only were Native American’s controlled, land was formed and taken as well.
The Broken Spears, book written by Miguel Leon-Portilla, honorable Mexican anthropologist and historian that studied in the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1956. The book The Broken Spears or Vision de Los Vencidos (original Spanish book name) has been translated to six different languages; English, German, French, Polish, Catalan, and Otomi. The book was originally published in Spanish in 1959, and presented the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire from the point of view of the natives. Mr. Miguel Leon Portilla, with the help of Angel Maria Garibay K. (in the version of the texts), and Alberto Beltran (in illustrations), known to us in his book " The Vision of the Defeated " a little better about the conquest of the whole area of Mexico between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, long after the arrival of Hernan Cortés and his men to the territories of Mexico - Tenochtitlan. In his introduction Mr. Leon Portilla mentioned briefly what was added to the new edition (twenty-eighth edition to be exact), its new chapter entitled “What
When the Mayans came here the they were located in Mexico which were in Central America. There physicals features was the consisted of rainforest which were pretty rare for Mexico. The cities in the mayan words was more like we're modern day Guatemala, flourished between roughly. Now for the Aztecs they were located in the Tenochtitlan, but today Mexico City. Aztecs cities were mostly plane it was based on the symmetrical layout.
Throughout history, there has always been a sort of controversy that has never been said out loud but have always been there. This pertains to when history is written and which account it should be drawn upon. Especially when a significant event has happened, and so when a side does not “win” at that event, they are then unfortunately left in the dust and forgotten by the way the manner of how that story is written. These perspectives, although will always follow the victorians shadow, until a light has been shined upon them. Gustavo Verdesio, claims in his preface, Colonialism Past and Present, Reading and Writing about Colonial Latin America Today, that this statement is true and must be shined up to be considered a historical text, especially regarding the colonization of any country.
How did the spanish conquistador thrive in the wild This conquistador walked 400 miles because of a shipwreck. A conquistador named Panfilo Narvaez had thought of of setting up a colonization by the gulf of mexico. He call the mission the Narvaez expedition in his boat came 400 men and one of them was Cabeza De Vaca a 37 year old military veteran.
The Aztec empire was very prosperous during the time Spanish ships set shore on their land. Multiple factors lead to the fall of what was to become one of the most powerful and advanced civilisations in the world. Most of these contributors are likely unknown by the modern world, but there are some that we are sure caused the defeat of the Aztecs. The conflict and fall of the Aztec empire was unavoidable. Things such as human sacrifice, religion, and disease all played a part in the Aztec empire’s loss.
While reading Kathryn Walbert’s essay on primary sources I learned many important things. The first thing I learned was that primary sources are anything created for the purpose of studying that was created in historical times. The second thing I learned is that primary sources are important to read about because they are very important keys to what life was like in the past. This is very important because it gives you an in depth understanding of how life was and gives you more information on what you are trying to study. The third thing that I learned was that simply because something is made now from the historical time period doesn’t make that item a primary source.
Many argue that the defeat of the Aztec was completely avoidable, however their defeat was inevitable. No matter how the Aztec could have reacted differently, the conquest of the Aztec empire could not have a different outcome. Too many factors played a part in the collapse of the Aztec empire, factors that could not have been bypassed. Others say this event could have been avoided if the Aztec and Spanish allied with each other, or if the Aztec surrendered. These could be valid points, except the Spanish were not looking to reason, they were out for gold and lots of it.
Tenochtitlán was the capital city of the Aztec civilization. It was founded in AD 1325 by the Mexica people. This city was built on a cluster of small natural islands on Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico. The small island was gradually enlarged as Tenochtitlán grew. It became one of the largest and most powerful cities in Mesoamerica.