Unformatted text preview: Spain. I read the source readings on Cortes and Montezuma and this letter is about the slaughtering of the innocent and unarmed Aztecs. Cortes and his men came to Montezuma and they were considered to be a part of destiny because it was foretold that someone like Cortes would come to the Aztec empire. The Aztecs welcomed Cortes and his men and prepared for a wonderful time together. The Aztecs were dressed in elaborate costumes and music was playing for the entertainment of Cortés’s men. Cortes lied to Montezuma and the Aztecs because he said that they have nothing to fear because they are here as friends. Cortes stabbed the Aztecs in the back and killed innocent people. They first slaughtered the dancers to the musicians and even the old people. None of the Aztec people were armed and this enraged Montezuma. The killings lasted three hours and it is described as being a horrendous sight to look at....
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course CORC 1230 taught by Professor L.bosket during the Fall '10 term at CUNY Brooklyn.
- Fall '10