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 22] [p.642]

Whence originated the Lords of Tochimilco.

The beginning of these lords was one Yzcoatl who came from Tula, and dwelt in Atlixco where they received him for their ruler, and afterwards he left them and settled in Xuctectitl and Vepevcan, now known as Tuchomilco, and there he died. His wife was named Chimalmaçi, and likewise she came from Tula. On his death his son Tonaltemitl succeeded him whose wife was Çalpaloci, a native of Petlauca. On his death Çintlavilçi succeeded to his father’s power, his wife was Teyacapançi; he was a native of Cuyuacan, and left sons, who, however, did not inherit his position.

On Çintlavilçi’s death his two brothers, named Yxteveyuçi and Çivacoaçi succeeded him in reign, and they held equal powers; their wives were natives of Vepetlavca. On the death of these two lords they were followed in their seignory by two others, Cacamaçi and Civacoaçi; Cacamaçi was uncle of Civacoaçi, who was the son of Yxteveyuçi, and their wives were natives of Vepetlavaca. On the death of these two lords, Cuapili succeeded to the throne, and he was a grandson of Civacvaci; who was lord before the other two; and Cuapili, while still living, made his son, Mixcoaci, ruler of a certain portion of the people; the wives of the father and son were from Petlauca, and in the days of these came the Xpianos.  *  When these were dead, Don Miguel and Don Juan succeeded them, of whom Don Miguel was the more powerful; and he came to the seignory, because his uncle was Cuapili, and the former came forth in peace to the Christians, while the latter fled away. The Marquis made him lord with the consent of the people. Don Juan was his brother Mixcoaci, and for [643] this reason succeeded to the seignory; the wife of Don Miguel was of Quizuquechula, and that of Don Juan of Aupetlavaca.


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