The sad night the story of an aztec victory and a spanish loss mathews sally schofer on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the sad night the story of an aztec victory and a spanish loss. The sad night is the true story of the rise of the aztec people the arrival of the person they thought was their feathered serpent god quetzacoatl hernan cortes and the first battle between the aztecs and the spanish conquistadors led by cortes which ended in the death of many aztecs and spanish alike. The sad night the story of an aztec victory and a spanish loss user review kirkus mathewss first is a capsule history of the rise and fall of the aztec empire focusing on la noche triste june 30 1520 when cortcs retreating from its capital tenochtitlan lost two thirds of his read full review. La noche triste the night of sorrows literally the sad night was an important event during the spanish conquest of mexico wherein hernan cortes his invading army of spanish conquistadors and their native allies were driven out of the aztec capital at tenochtitlan. In this striking picture book sally schofer mathews traces the aztec presence in mexico from the mythic origins of the aztec empire to the recent discovery of gold lost by the spaniards on the fateful night this unforgettable tale is accompanied by eloquent detailed illustrations rendered in they style of aztec codex art the sad night the story of an aztec victory and a spanish loss
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