Conquest

Conquest

From 1527 to 1529, Jorge de Alvarado and his Nahua allies were able to conquer most of what is now Guatemala. The success of the conquest is due in large part to the participation of the indigenous conquistadores from central Mexico who fought alongside the Spaniards. The indigenous warriors were familiar with the roads, local customs of warfare, and the languages. In addition, they provided the manpower.

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Lienzo de Quauhquechollan (Acervo del Museo Regional “Casa de Alfeñique,” a cargo del Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Puebla).

 

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Nahuas
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