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conquest of mexico

columbus lands in carribean
spanish settle and counquer the island of cuba
juan de grijalua explores coast of southern mexico
juan de grijalua
spanish explorer
yucatan penninsula
southern mexico
diego velazquez
goverener of Cuba
october 1518
diego velazquez decides to explore the interior of Mexico
feb 18, 1519
cortes learns that diego has changed his mind telling him not to go inland because he is jelous of cortes but cortes disobeys diegos orders leaving cuba
late feb 1519
cortes lands in Tabasco and meets an indian tribe
La Malinche
becomes cortes mistress and speaks 2 languages. mayan and nahuatl
july 1519
cortes lands in Veracruz and decides he wants to begin his march inland and burns 11 ships
sept 1519
cortes arrives in Cholula
nov 8 1519
spaniards peacefully arrive in Tenochitlian along with 1000 tlxacalan allies
nov 14 1519
cortes captures montezuma and puts him under house arrest
may 1520
cortes learns that Panfilo has landed in veracruz and is on his way to arrest cortes and take him back to cuba for trial and potential exectuion
spanish general