TITLE

HOW CORTÉS WON MEXICO BY LOSING

AUTHOR(S)
Hassig, Ross
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Military History;May2007, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes how Spanish Hernán Cortés won Mexico by after being defeated by the Tlaxcaltecs. Cortés marched boldly toward Tlaxcala in late August 1519, brimming with confidence. However, the Tlaxcala Indians defeated the Spanish forces and an alliance was formed between Cortés and the Tlaxcaltecs. By concealing Spaniards as Indians, the alliance managed to bring down the Aztec center of Tenochtitlán on August 13, 1521.
ACCESSION #
27987324

 

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