Nahuatl Essays

  • Transculturation In Latin America Essay

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    Along with Brazil, Mexico has demonstrated a similar phenomenon, amongst the Nahuatl-speaking locals. It is another Virgin Mary figure which was discovered on a sacred Aztec site. The statue is commonly referred to as Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe, pictured below), however the indigenous people call her Tonantzin, after an indigenous goddess of the earth. Asides from religious figurines, there are many buildings in Latin America which are known to be influenced by the colonisation

  • Summary: The Virgin Of Guadalupe

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    Summary The Virgin of Guadalupe (La Virgin De Guadalupe) is an essential part of Latin American history, specifically Mexico. Averse to traditional Catholic belief, Guadalupe is essential in the theological structure of the Mexican Catholic believer. The sixteenth century was crucial for Spain's conquest and implementation of its policy of domination of the New World. It was a time of resistance by the Indians, who did not want to surrender themselves, their culture, religion and economy to the

  • Essay On Aztec Culture

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    History: Aztec Life and Culture The Aztec civilization is one of the most spectacular examples of culture and art found in world history. The Aztecs were a group of American Indians speaking Nahuatl who arrived on the North American continent from the arid cactus lands of Northwest. They settled in Mexico for centuries where they were initially enslaved by the other Nahua tribes before emerging as a powerful tribe. The history of the Central Valley of Mexico after tenth century A.D. is dominated

  • The Social Structure Of The Aztec Empire

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    The Aztec Empire belongs to the group of the Mesoamerican civilizations. From the 13th to the 16th century the Aztecs steadily conquered and ruled over Central-America. We have to note that the word ‘Aztec’ refers to the Nahuatl speaking communities of Mesoamerica. The term was coined by the European conquerors, and was not used by the natives. They called themselves as the Mexica. The Empire lived in its prime and met its demise during the 16th century. The Spanish conquistador easily subdued the

  • Essay About My Cultural Identity

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    What is my cultural identity? As an American, I am Mexican because of my religion. As an American, I am Mexican because of the food I eat. As an American, I am Mexican because of the music I listen too. I describe myself as mostly Mexican because my family’s cultural identity comes from the culture of Mexico city. I am also an American citizen because I was born in Beloit, Wisconsin in the United States. My family are consider aliens to Americans but I feel like I am the one who is an alien that

  • Aztecs: Human Sacrifice

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    After the vanish of a once-dominant civilization in Mesoamerica, the Toltecs, the Aztecs arrived around the thirteenth century. Tenochtitlan, the Aztecs’ famous capital city, was constructed and the Aztecs were soon enough the most dominant force in their part of Mexico. The Aztecs were famous for many of their accomplishments and their society’s intricate structures, but their religious practices were particularly famous—or rather, infamous. Human sacrifice was only a part of the strict ritual processes

  • Fall Of The Aztec Empire Essay

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    The fall of the Aztec Empire was due to the determination of the Spaniards. The Spaniards were destructive. They did not respect the Natives’ religions at all. They almost destroyed all of the Natives’ culture, and now we know very little about Natives. The Spaniards’ greed and obsession with power, this was their main motivation to conquer the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs’ religion is what got them into the most trouble. They sacrificed humans for their Gods, which was wrong in the Spaniards’ eyes (and

  • Subculture Definition

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    When talking about culture, we should not forget to mention subculture. Many people often mix those two definitions up. With subculture, a culture within a culture is meant. You could also compare it to those films about American High Schools where everyone belongs to a certain group, those groups represent the subcultures. It is possible to belong to more than one subculture. In a certain society, everyone shares the main culture, but not the same subcultures. The definitions culture and subculture

  • Analysis Of Nicolas Enriquez's The Virgin Of Guadalupe

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    built for her. The Virgin of Guadalupe is an iconic piece of Catholicism in Mexico and holds religious and cultural importance to both Spaniards and the Natives of Mexico, such as the Nahuatl. Enriquez’s painting has several deviations from the original arheiropoetia, such as different color choice and addition of Nahuatl symbols, which portrays his painting

  • Kathryn Walbert's Essay On Primary Sources

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    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

  • Theme Of The Judeo-Christian Creation Narrative

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    The Judeo-Christian creation narrative/myth and the Greek Creation Narrative/myth both shared similar themes about the origin and creation of the universe in the Judeo-Christian they stated that when God created the universe it was a dark and a formless place. Then created light and darkness calling it night and day. In the Greek mythology in the beginning there was chaos and darkness. But then love was born bringing order emerging to light. In both views they separated light with darkness and day

  • Emiliano Zapata Salazar: Mexican Revolution

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    Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo. Zapata was born in the rural village of Anenecuilco in Morelos. In Morelos peasant communities were under increasing pressure from the small landowning class who monopolized land and water resources for sugar cane production with the support of dictator Porfirio Díaz. Zapata early on participated

  • Aztec Culture

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    The Aztecs lived in the twelfth to the sixteenth century. They were a group of people who travelled across Central America looking for a place to call home, the place they found is now called Mexico. They were very religious people and their lives were based on keeping their gods happy so they could survive. The Aztecs lived very differently to the way we live today. The Aztecs are very interesting, intelligent people but they were also very vicious. They are sometimes known as the ‘Angry Aztecs’

  • An Essay About Mexican Culture

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    while nine percent is white. These different groups make a culture that is unique to Mexico. The majority of Mexico’s population today still speaks Spanish. Only about six percent speak both Spanish and other local languages such as, Mayan, Nahuatl,

  • Mexican Culture Research Paper

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    waistband”). The arrival of the Spanish in America brought the blouses, skirts and hoods. The huipil is a garment used by the indigenous people of several Mexican regions, including the states of Chiapas, Puebla and Jalisco. Its name comes from the Nahuatl huipilli (blouse or embellished dress), and usually consists of one or more canvases of cloth layers that give rise to a rectangular

  • Essay On The Chicano Movement

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    replacement of labels such as “Mexicans” or “Hispanics” by the term Chicano (cf. Nittle 2015). There are basically two, unverified, theories were the word Chicano comes from. Some believe it has its roots from the Nahuatl term “Meshico” which later evolved into the word Mexico. Nahuatl is the language that has been spoken central Mexico, mainly by the Aztecs. Others believe it is just a variation from the word “Mexicano” (cf. Planas 2012). Anyway one regards it, Mexican-Americans used it to embrace

  • Swot Analysis Chipotle Mexican Grill

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    Chipotle Mexican Grill is a chain of restaurants specializing in burritos and tacos. The word “chipotle” comes from the Nahuatl word “chilpoctli” and means “smoked chili”. Inventing fast casual dining and use of organic ingredients distinguished Chipotle from other fast-food chains. Chipotle is the dream and creation of Steve Ells, who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1993. Steve had been inspired by the popular tacos and burritos he discovered in San Francisco's Mission District

  • Compare And Contrast Inca And Aztecs

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    inhabitants of Tenochtitlan’s two principal allied city-states, the Acolhaus of Texcoco and the Tepanecs of Tlacopan, formed the Aztec Triple Alliance which has also become known as the “Aztec Empire”. Henan Cortes, along with a large number of Nahuatl speaking indigenous allies, conquered Tenochtitlan and defeated the Aztec Triple Alliance under the leadership of Moctezuma II. In the series of events often referred to as “The Fall of the Aztec Empire”. Subsequently the Spanish founded the new

  • Our Lady Of Guadalupe

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    The Virgin Mary is a primordial icon in the Roman Catholic Church, she has been giving various different titles but a couple of the most important ones are “Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas” and “Virgin Patroness of Latin America” (Fastiggi 509). Although she been given these unbelievable prestigious titles and the fact that she has affected various countries in Latin America. It is undoubtedly well known that the Virgin Mary has had the most influence in Mexico were she is called Our

  • Mexican American Culture Summary

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    Areli Padron Sanchez Dr. Ruiz How do we as a “Mexican-American/Latina/o/Chicana/o” population “stay woke?” Can one consider themselves a Chicanx without the Spanish roots? During the lecture, social norms were questioned and “The Truth” was revealed. As a population, we are often viewed down or underestimated and many of the times we do not stand up or argue, but why? Why do we settle and let our culture be degraded? “The Truth” is we don 't know how to respond because of the blind ignorance we