What Columbus' Voyage Means To Hispanics Today's Hispanics Are The Children Of The Conquerors And Those Who Were Conquered.
What's important about Oct. 12 is mirrored in the name given the holiday in the Spanish-speaking world ... the people they found in the continent. They conquered small tribes and obliterated the advanced Aztec and Inca civilizations.
Cortes vs. The Aztecs
Cortes resolved to conquer the Aztec Empire ... become known as “the sad night.” The Spanish and their allies enjoyed no respite. The Aztecs hunted them down, but failed to destroy the conquistadors. Cortes led a cavalry charge destroying the Aztec ...
Mexico City’s Aztec Past Reaches Out to Present
MEXICO CITY — The skeleton is that of a young woman, perhaps an Aztec ... over the conquered. “I think the ideological war was more difficult for the Spanish than armed warfare,” said Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, the archaeologist who first led the ...
Hernán Cortés Biography
Hernan Cortes - Mini Biography (TV-PG; 02:56) Hernán Cortés was a Spanish conquistador who overthrew the Aztec empire and won Mexico for the crown of Spain. Born around 1485, Hernán Cortés was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who defeated the Aztec ...
Famed Spanish explorer De Soto may have traveled near Spartanburg
Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto was an accomplished ... He wanted to achieve the status of Pizarro and explorer Hernan Cortes, who had conquered the Aztecs and portions of Mexico. He returned to Spain in 1536, where he married Pedrarias' daughter ...