The Dangers Of Hernan Cortes

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If the world would have ended on July 1st, 1520 Hernan Cortes would have lost the battle. He was scared shitless and running for his life. After the Massacre in Cholula, Cortes took Moctezuma captive and ruled through him as a puppet to the entire empire. Cortes here knew how to take charge. I believe he was scared of being killed that he had to take the ruler hostage to make sure his safety was in tacked. The battle techniques Cortes had were new to the natives and they feared the horses since they have never seen one before. The Spanish were also afraid of the religious beliefs of the Natives, with them practicing cannibalism. The Spanish also had a disadvantage since they were playing on someone else’s home field. Cortes is highly manipulative …show more content…
His crew and he were treated like gods and they received gifts upon of gifts. The natives were scared of them because they came to Mexico with eleven ships, sixteen horses, and six hundred solders. When Cortes found out that the people of Mexico didn’t know what a horse was he used them to his advantage. He made it known that these so called beats could tear them apart and he was the only one that could clam them down. Cortes was a very bright person but also manipulated. He knew how to work these people and to get what he wants. Cortes thought that he had this conquest in the bag, that when he fought the Indians that he captured two of them to take back to camp but let them go with a letter to give to their leader. The leader told them that if they would come back to camp he would forgive them and they could be friends. Which happened because the next day the Indians came back to take his deal since they already lost many people and more are wounded (2). Therefore, since it was that easy for the Indians to surrender after one day he thought he could do anything and he was at the top of the …show more content…
During this battle Cortes made sure to use everything he had to win. With the guns, horses, and all the men he had to make sure he could take over the conquest. Which he ended up winning and gaining an alliance with them. Everything has come to Cortes like it was on a silver platter. He worked for some of the things but not as hard as he should have to prepare him for future events. After this Cortes got the news that Moctezuma was plaining on ambushing his army and killing everyone. Meaning Cortes got scared and instead of going right after him he decided to go to a completely different group that wasn’t involved. The group being the Cholula. During this time, it was a complete massacre of the entire army. All because Cortes was to scared to just attack Moctezuma and take over, he knew he would have lost and didn’t want the Mexicans to think he wasn’t a god like figure. When one of his soldiers would die he would take them and bury the soldiers in a house to cover up the smell and to make sure none of the natives would be able to see it. This was to keep his figure of him being a god to the Natives, it was also a way to keep him from being killed as

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