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Cortes conquest 1521 200 conquistadors Captured Aztec Empire 1. Aztec had highly centralized government…like a pyramid, everyone had a role w/ a king Montezuma. Knocked of Montezuma and took his place then used their government system. 2. Disease people and animals. Small pox, measles, whopping cough. When Columbus arrived there were 3million Indians, 3 years later only 500 people were left. North America- you would go into an empty Indian tribe b/c the disease got there before the people did. Mexican population dropped by 90% 3. Internal division among Indian people. Why did Mexican Indians convert? Our lady of Guadalupe Joan Diego a poor peasant boy has this vision: She looked native, an Indian version of Mary that was covered w/ Aztec symbols w/ a black pouch (means she is pregnant). She asked for a chapel to be built. But no one would believe him so Mary told him to pick the roses that were living in December and put into tilma …took it to the priest and the tilma had the image of Mary herself and the
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