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Converging Worlds by Louise A. Breen

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TENTATIVE TESTIMONIES: THE AZTECS, CONQUEST, AND THE BLACK LEGEND

1325

Ancestors of the Aztecs settle in the Valley of Mexico after receiving a divine sign.

1426–27

Aztecs and their allies subdue rivals, the Tepaneca, in the Valley of Mexico.

1428

“Triple Alliance” forged between Tenochtitlán, Tacuba, and Texcoco.

1492

Reconquest of Granada, Spain; Christopher Columbus lands on Hispaniola.

1486

Ahuízotl rules over the Aztecs.

1487

Ahuízotl consecrates the Great Temple in the capital of Tenochtitlá.

1493–1514

Spain claims islands of Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba, and Panama.

1501

Papal injunction declaring Indians of the New World “subjects and vassals of the Crown.”

1502–14

Dominican priest Bartolomé de las Casas resides in Hispaniola as an ...

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