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John, I also want to add that I don't think that the Spanish conquistadores were racists. They were generally ignorant opportunists, elitists, and religious fanatics. Many people do not know that before the conquest, perhaps most of the common people among the Spaniards and Portuguese had Negroid ancestry - and this included the conquistadores.

At the same time, the Aztecs would have not noticed anything particularly unusual about the "whiteness" of some of the Spaniards. The Spaniards especially noted that all of the races of man were well represented in the Americas when they arrived here. They also said that the rulers among the Aztecs, Mayas and Incas appeared to be nearly Caucasian in appearance. The Spaniards also intermarried freely with the Amerindians as evidenced by the fact that they didn't bring White women with them at first.

I myself have seen Amerindians in the mountains of Jalisco, as white and blonde as any Swede. However, their facial features were definitely Amerindian. Cortes did not defeat the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan by warfare alone. He had among his soldiers a Negro who had smallpox. Cortes sent him among the citizens of Tenochtitlan, and in no time at all, a smallpox epidemic was killing them by the thousands.

Gene D. Matlock

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AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 2649 John Grigsby 02-Jan-04 13:10
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 527 Zosimos 02-Jan-04 18:38
white faced culture bringers 601 John Grigsby 02-Jan-04 18:56
Re: white faced culture bringers 529 gene douglas 02-Jan-04 21:25
white faced god - the moon? 507 John Grigsby 03-Jan-04 15:43
Forget summer tans, stay ghostly pale! 566 Rick M G 03-Jan-04 10:19
Re: Forget summer tans, stay ghostly pale! 527 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 12:08
Good points Gene 608 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:30
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 645 gene douglas 02-Jan-04 20:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 601 rainman 02-Jan-04 22:02
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 613 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 16:01
There's also -The Spanish Imposition- 520 ananda 03-Jan-04 17:37
Thanks ! 549 Katherine 04-Jan-04 04:20
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 481 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 17:43
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 566 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 19:02
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 625 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 18:20
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 604 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 18:21
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 510 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 18:57
oops 502 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 18:59
oops again 564 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 19:01
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 550 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:16
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 565 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:17
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 596 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:18
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 559 barrystutner 04-Jan-04 02:00
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 565 Graham Hancock 03-Jan-04 21:05
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 552 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 21:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 573 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 21:37
Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 549 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:48
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 553 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 07:40
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 521 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 15:23
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 465 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 20:40
P'eng Lai 611 Rick M G 13-Jan-04 03:36
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 547 Graham Hancock 04-Jan-04 11:45
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 559 John Grigsby 04-Jan-04 13:02
Dr Mike Xu has linked the Ancient Chinese with the Olmec --> 596 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:45
Re: Dr Mike Xu has linked the Ancient Chinese with the Olmec --> 547 DougWeller 07-Jan-04 06:20
Who is Michael Coe? 581 Rick M G 07-Jan-04 09:49
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 587 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 15:58
It's hard to argue with stone: pics --> 673 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:40
Re: It's hard to argue with stone: pics --> 528 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 16:26
I agree re: the mysterious Olmec 568 Rick M G 08-Jan-04 14:27
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 547 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 15:30
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 590 DougWeller 04-Jan-04 06:42
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 536 gene douglas 04-Jan-04 10:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 562 DougWeller 04-Jan-04 14:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 537 Diomede 04-Jan-04 18:57
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 557 jestahley3 05-Jan-04 06:51
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 539 John Grigsby 05-Jan-04 09:10
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 568 Diomede 07-Jan-04 01:00
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 542 Paoputzu 09-Jan-04 17:09
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 580 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 07:23
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 552 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 16:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 565 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 20:45
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 537 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 21:09
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 541 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 21:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 1081 Paoputzu 13-Jan-04 16:14


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