Part 2 of Moctezuma vs Cortes

Part 2 of Moctezuma vs Cortes

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  • Greetings, great god Quetzalcoatl. Welcome to your land! My ancestors and I have guarded your sacred lands for the day we knew you would return.
  • Greetings, great lord Moctezuma. My men and I come in peace, and we wish to stay here for some time. I must leave, but I will leave Pedro de Alvarado in charge. I trust things will pass smoothly in my absence.
  • In Cortes's absence...
  • How dare these foreigners mock our hospitality by killing our priests and interrupting the sacred dance of Huitzilopochtli! Expel them from Tenochtitlan, now!
  • Great speaker Moctezuma, during our sacred sun ritual today, a group of the newcomers interrupted the ceremony and killed some of our priests, who were unarmed.
  • NEVER! Moctezuma, tell your men to stand down!
  • LEAVE TENOCHTITLAN, or suffer the consequences!
  • We will avenge those who have died during the Noche Triste. We must stay here at Tlaxcala for a while, and then we will put Tenochtitlan under seige. The Aztec already begin to die of smallpox, the Spanish disease.
  • Many of our own Tlaxcalan warriors died on the sad night. What do you expect to do about the Aztec?
  • After seventy-five days of siege, the great city of Tenochtitlan has fell. The king will be happy with this new territory and the Aztec silver and gold.
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