Category Archives: Aztecs

Goddess of Grass Chapter 3 Part 1

The Emperor Montezuma is too busy dealing with one disaster after another, each one rocking his world, to notice the resentment growing in the vassal states. First the famine and now severe floods right here in the capital. LakeTexcocois a … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 2 Part 1

The Conqueror For nearly two years Cortés continues to make conquests of his own—the female variety—and each adds to his personal treasury until he finally accumulates enough to buy passage to Haiti and set himself up as a colonist. The … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 1 Part 4

The Heroine The same year that the Emperor Montezuma assumed the throne as ruler of the Aztec Empire, the instrument of his ultimate downfall was born many miles to the East. She was daddy’s girl from the moment she could … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 1 Part 3

The same year that the Emperor Montezuma assumed the throne as ruler of the Aztec Empire, the instrument of his ultimate downfall was born many miles to the East. She was daddy’s girl from the moment she could breathe on … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 1 Part 1

1 The Emperor The pungent sweet fragrance of flowers from the many gardens throughout the city mate with the soft cries of every species of the exotic birds kept in extravagant cages, and carry on the night breeze.  The same … Continue reading

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Locating the Self-Location of Malintzin

A very interesting essay on Malintzin: Locating the Self-Location of Malintzin Orlando Lara, olara@stanfordalumni.org As Teaching Assistant for Daniel Valdez in the staging of Ollin during the winter quarter of 2003 at Stanford University, one of my tasks was to … Continue reading

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Easter and the Conquistadors

The Spanish Conquistadors were very religious Catholics and Easter was very important to them. Bernard Diaz recounts a particularly important meeting on their first Easter in the New World: On Holy Thursday, in the year of our Lord 1519, we … Continue reading

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