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a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519

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Rather than telling the Eurocentric version of the story, which focuses descriptions of the expeditionAEs (and sometimes indigenous) leaders and famous battles, Deadly Baggage focuses on the aspects of biology, history, geology, technology, geography, and culture that contributed to the success of the expedition and the destruction of the Aztec civilization.
IN OCTOBER of this year, visitors to the Field Museum in Chicago will have the opportunity to view a never-before-seen exhibit about Mexico's ancient Aztec civilization.
The Aztec civilization was the one that the Spaniards destroyed.
Our members continue the long skywatching tradition dating back to the ancient Aztec civilization, whose observations of nature, the Sun, and the stars provided the framework for its calendar and for timing the religious rituals that are so essential to this Mesoamerican society.
Here, Kunstler recounts--blow by blow--the conquest of the Aztec civilization by the outnumbered retinue of conquistador Hernan Cortes.