Link to enlarge K6042 (Las Bocas - Ceramic Vessel) THE FOUNDATION RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

History of the Mexicans as Told by Their Paintings
Translated and edited by Henry Phillips Jr.
Read before the American Philosophical Society, October 19, 1883
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society XXI:616-651, 1883.
Edited by Alec Christensen

Table of Contents


Chapter   1
Chapter   2
Chapter   3
Chapter   4
Chapter   5
Chapter   6
Chapter   7
Chapter   8
Chapter   9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23

Notes 1-16
Note 17
Note 18
Notes 19-48
Notes 49-62
CHAPTER [12TH] [p.629]

[The Return to Chapultepec.]

From thence they came to Culuacan, where they found for ruler Achitometl, and then they passed onwards to the mountain named Visachitla, which stands near Estapalapa, and from there they came to Quesumalc, where they dwelt three years; and thence they went to Capulco, and made a detour to Tacuxcalco, which is the road of Talmanalco, where they built a temple to Vchilogos, and all the Mexicans assembled together at this place, Tacuxcalco, Xinteça and Caley and Escualt, being their war-chiefs, and they spoke to all the people; and because the Chichimecas, the aborigines of this land would not join themselves against them, but divided themselves off into many places, and in order not to be recognized altered their fashion of wearing the hair, so it was all done; because as they said Vchilogos had commanded them to act in this manner, and every one of those who went away, carried off his weapons, and those who remained took the plumes and deer skin of Micoatl, and his darts for arms, and the sack into which he was in the habit of throwing wild figs, because in those days people ate nothing else; then they kept on still farther to adjoining places in the neighborhood, and the war-chiefs addressed the people, telling them that four years they had to be dispersed, hidden and at the end of the said time they should all be reunited at Cacaquipa; and when the four years were passed they came together and returned lo the mountain and bridge 43 of Chapultepeque, and there they captured Copil, the son of the woman whom the Chichimecas had taken prisoner, whence descends the people of Mechuacan, and they offered him up as a sacrifice, tearing out his heart towards the sun, and they remained dwelling in Chapultepeque fifteen years.


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