The Aztecs: What Should History Say ?
A. This document describes how although all narratives about the people and cultures begin with the arrival of Europeans too much credit is being given to their “discoveries” because before the Europeans the Native Americans (Aztecs) were doing the things the Europeans claimed to be doing first. The Aztecs came up with a way of living and a way of doing things before the Europeans did. Before the Europeans arrival the Aztecs had already created a powerful Empire. …show more content…
Document B shows and explains the Calendar stone that the Aztecs used to keep track of time. There was two ways this calendar was viewed. One way was the “counting of the days” known as the tonalpohualiu which was a 260-day cycle used to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge. The other way was called the xiuhppohualli, which was the 365-day solar count or “ counting of the years”. This way was used to keep track of seasonal festivals. The calendar stone was also used for offering your sacrifices to the sun god.
C. This document gives an example of how the Aztec warriors had a reputation of being relentless and passionate fighters. The document shows a map of the conquered lands and the only way the Aztecs came into possession with these territories was by coming together and using their strength and power to receive what they earned.
D. This Document is of the Priest Cuahtlequetzqui speaking about the day God appeared and created the place called