The Persistence of Nahua Culture

Queen Juana and King Phillip II Concessions and privileges granted to the Tlaxcalan Indians by the Spanish monarchs
Tlaxcala, 1732-1808

Like the Spanish conquistadors that had served the Spanish king in the conquest of Mexico, the Tlaxcalans requested privileges from the king in recognition of their services as allies of Hernán Cortés. Throughout the following centuries, the Tlaxcalans continued to fight to maintain their status, reminding the crown of their loyalty and merits in assisting the Spaniards.

Newberry Library: Ayer MS 1884 Doc 14

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