The Tutul Xiue: Why The Spanish Conquests

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Meanwhile, the younger Montejo continued to fight the Maya that were becoming more hostile as their numbers grew. They eventually they laid siege to the Spanish barricaded in the city. The Maya were able to cut off the Spanish supply line to the coast and forced them to send for help as they barricaded themselves in the ruins of the ancient city of Chichén Itzá.
Months passed, but no reinforcements came to the aid of the trapped Spaniards. Montejo the Younger attempted an all out assault against the Maya to break their siege and lost 150 of his few remaining forces. He was forced to abandon the city of Chichén Itzá under cover of darkness in 1534.
By the year 1535, Montejo was forced to withdraw his forces to Veracruz and leave the Yucatán once again completely in the control of the Maya. At this point, Francisco de Montejo 's men were exhausted, demoralized, and having found no loot after all their efforts, his conquistadors
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The Tutul Xiues had dominated most of the western Yucatán. They became valuable allies to the Spanish, especially against their enemy the Cocom Maya. The Spaniards were in great need of assistance with conquering the rest of the peninsula, as was proven by previous attempts.
The conquest against the Maya in the eastern portion of the Yucatán peninsula came to an end in 1546. With the assistance of the Tutul Xiu, the Spanish defeated a final combined army of mixed forces from the last remaining Maya states in the eastern Yucatán peninsula.
There were a number of Maya states that had pledged loyalty to Spain at first, but they 'd later revolt after feeling the heavy hand of Spanish rule. The Maya continued to revolt against their oppressive conquerors for years. There were periodic revolts occurred throughout the Spanish Colonial Era that followed, but they were violently put down by Spanish

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