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Wilhelmi,John-Paul History 111 Prof. Bunk TA Lori Satter D-5 9/19/08 Conquest of Mexico Writings: The Festival of Toxcatl and Lopez de Gomara on Mexican Rebellion The chosen text both talk about the Mexican Festival Toxcatl from a different point of view. The Mexican Version tells the story of How the Spaniards viscously and brutally maimed and murdered the innocent Mexicans as they took part in their festival. The Spanish version tells of how the Spaniards attacked the Indian nobles of the city to prevent a rebellion. It’s hard to tell what really happened at the Massacre at Festival of Tóxcatl, because both writings are bias. The one thing we can tell for sure from both writings is that the Spaniards slaughtered many of the people at the Festival of Tóxcatl. The Mexican version tells in detail how the “cut off the heads of some and smashed the heads of others into little pieces” Sahagun pg 1. Both writings tell how the Spaniards
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Unformatted text preview: surrounded all gates at the festival. In the Mexican version it was to keep all the people in so they could murder them. The Spanish told of how they surround the festival to keep the Indian nobles in so they could kill them preventing a rebellion. Pedro de Alvarado “warned that the Indian nobles of the city had assembled to plot the mutiny and the rebellion” Lopez pg 1. In my opinion the Spaniard know that they could not deny the obvious. The Spaniards took advantage of a gathering that brought most of the Captains together and showed there strength. The Mexican weapons were no match for the advanced Spaniards weapons as the Mexican version says “It was as if a layer of yellow canes spread over the Spaniards.” In reference to the bird hunting spears they through at the Spaniards....
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