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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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- Spring '09
- Spanish people, Hernán Cortés, Pedro de Alvarado, mexican version, Mexican Festival Toxcatl