The Spanish March, on Mexico City, 1519
Thus they came causing great awe; thus they came causing great terror
My late father, Bill Bright, wrote a “translation poem” from an eyewitness account of the Spanish invasion of Mexico City — as described in the Florentine Codex 12:xi, by Fray Bernadindo de Sagagún, the first European ethnographer of the New World.
Bill studied Nahuatl and Aztec culture in Mexico as a 20-year-old, when he first visited Mexico City in 19…
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