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The Aztec Meet the Spanish
Here are some gifts!
The Spanish Learn About the Aztec
I only have 500 men, I need some allies.
Using the Tlaxcalans and Cholulas
When Moctezuma first heard of the Spanish landing at Veracruz, he sent emissaries with gifts of jewels and fine featherworks for the Spanish leader. They also thought Cortés was Quetzalcoatl.
The First Meeting Between Cortés and Moctezuma
He has to be Quetzalcoatl!
Cortés knew he could not defeat the Aztec, so he used the existing political rivalries within the Aztec Empire to his advantage.
Massacre of Unarmed Aztec
Tlaxcalan and the Cholulas agreed to join forces with Cortés to defeat the Aztec.
Noche Triste (Sorrowful Night)
Cortés was determined to conquer the empire. Cortés sent messages saying he was coming in peace. Moctezuma was unsure whether or not Cortés was Quetzalcoatl.
The Spanish governor sent men to arrest Cortés for disobeying orders. Alvarado & his men surrounded the unarmed worshippers and killed them. The peaceful agreement between Aztec & Spanish was gone.
The Spanish tried to escape, but the Aztec discovered them and attacked. Many of the Spanish were carrying stolen gold and were ended up quickly killed or drowned.
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