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Offline Huron34

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #135 on: November 02, 2019, 04:31:28 PM »
Other plate. Look the feather fan with the bundle!

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #136 on: November 10, 2019, 04:52:00 PM »
one other tlaxcalan warrior (lienzo of Tlaxcala)

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #137 on: November 10, 2019, 04:57:35 PM »
Nice additions! Interesting to see what appear to be European swords being wielded by the indigenous allied warriors.
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Offline OB

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #138 on: November 10, 2019, 07:28:55 PM »
They are European swords. 

Excellent thread btw.

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #139 on: November 11, 2019, 04:45:12 AM »
They are European swords. 

Right, I assumed so. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised to see that... after all, invaders tend to provide weapons to their newfound allies to help take out their neighbors. I just don't remember ever seeing that type of thing in illustrations from this period.

Offline OB

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #140 on: November 11, 2019, 10:44:02 AM »
Post Conquest the Spanish legislated making it illegal for natives to own a Spanish sword.  I've often wondered if this meant the surviving allies had to hand theirs in.

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #141 on: November 11, 2019, 05:18:19 PM »
The first sword and shields appear very early.
During the Tenochtitlan siege , some very great warlord have a sword, a gift from the spaniard.
Then after the conquest, the gouvernor of régions or lords with power ower a région have a sword, given by the spaniards, to prove to the rest of the people that they are the doors words of the spanish autority

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Re: Aztec army
« Reply #142 on: Today at 02:17:18 PM »
Thanks Huron34, that's useful to know.