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Unformatted text preview: 1-28-08 IA H 203 Notes 1. Spanish and Cortez a. Spanish view b. Aztec view 2. Events in Tlaxcala 3. Events in Cholula 4. Ar rival in Tenochtitlan, Anahuac Valley 5. Velasquez strikes back 6. Meanwhile, back in Tenochtitlan 7. The Noche T riste, the Battle of Otumba 8. Defeat of the Aztecs 9. After conquest Cortez defeats Pedro de Narvaez (sent by Velasquez to bring back Cortez) Pedro de Alvarado attacks Aztecs while Cortez is away Cortez uses Montezuma I I as peacemaker, citizens kill Montezuma Aztecs don't organize quickly enough Cortez decides to sneak out at night via causeways, but Aztecs had removed bridges Decides fi rst group of soldiers will lay down timbers, everyone will run across, pick wood up and repeat Aztecs detected the Spanish escape and attacked, surrounded Spanish soldiers on causeway Aztecs didn't win b/c they were more concerned with kidnapping rather than killing Spanish eventually get north of Tenochtitlan, Battle of Otumba follows Aztecs pretty much give up and go back to Tenochtitlan Spanish return to Tlaxcala 1520 Cortez returns to Tenochtitlan with large expedition Cortez lays siege to Tenochtitlan, not very successful at fi rst, decides to destroy buildings and use the rubble to fill canals Smallpox decimated Aztec population, lack of leadership Cortez wins the city Spanish leveled city to stop idolat ry and to build their own buildings Many other indigenous groups surrender to the Spanish Spain begins colonizing Mexico City and surrounding area Cortez a hero, Spanish Crown doesn't think much of him Cortez becomes Count of Cuernavaca ...
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