Cortes vs Columbus - In the beginning of the escapade the...

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In the beginning of the escapade the thought of new cultures were in mind, specifically, the wonder of what was in store for the Spaniards. Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes were sent out to discover new Eastern lands. In their search they found many different appealing things the natives used in every day life. They also discovered numerous things from the lands themselves. Cortes also takes notes daily of what he came in contact with on his venture. In the beginning of his adventure he came upon the city of Temixtitlan in Mexico. The things that were found in the city became some of the most unusual things to a Spaniard in a foreign country. The most significant aspect of the people of Temixtitlan was their organization of the market they had established. The market itself was sectioned and controlled by certain people. They were the“persons who go constantly about among the people observing what is sold, and
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  • Spring '08
  • Roseman
  • History, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Hernán Cortés, Cortes

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