An Indigenous reframing of the fall of the Aztec empire

500 years ago, on 13 August 1521, the Aztec empire, in present day Mexico, fell to the Spanish conqueror, Hernán Cortés. The Aztec empire comprised three Nahua city states: Tenochtitlán, Tetzcoco and Tlacopan, with their capital, Tenochtitlán, located in present-day Mexico City. Tenochtitlán was taken and re-established as the seat of the Viceroyalty of Spain. […]

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