The Persistence of Nahua Culture

Codex Tepotzotlán
Ink on amatl, ca. 1720

Valley of Mexico

Also a Techialoyan, this page from the Codex Tepotzotlan represents a section of the land holdings, the houses of its tribute-payers, and the predominant crop, maguey cactus. The text names the neighborhood and a distinctive natural characteristic, “There are many coaxochitl flowers in Concepción barrio.”

Newberry Library: Vault Ayer MS 1479

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