Chapter 10. A D eadly Meeting. How might differences in world view contribute to dominance of one culture over another. Story Time p. 215 Hernan Cortes p. 216 Timeline p. 217 Read bottom of p. 217 The formula for success p.218 Images p. 219. Cortes and Valazquez.
A Deadly Meeting
Waited and thought about what to do
Welcomed Cortez into Tenochtitlan
Tried to be kind and make peace
Showed their gold
Stoned Moctezuma to death
25% died from Smallpox
In the roads lie the broken spears….
Without roofs are the houses,
And red are their walls with blood. Maggots swarm in the streets and squares…
The waters have turned crimson, as if they were dyed…
But shields could not hold back the desolation
We have eaten…
Lumps of adobe,
Soil turned to dust and even the worms.