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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 2323 John Grigsby 02-Jan-04 13:10
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 421 Zosimos 02-Jan-04 18:38
white faced culture bringers 494 John Grigsby 02-Jan-04 18:56
Re: white faced culture bringers 410 gene douglas 02-Jan-04 21:25
white faced god - the moon? 411 John Grigsby 03-Jan-04 15:43
Forget summer tans, stay ghostly pale! 459 Rick M G 03-Jan-04 10:19
Re: Forget summer tans, stay ghostly pale! 408 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 12:08
Good points Gene 500 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:30
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 504 gene douglas 02-Jan-04 20:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 491 rainman 02-Jan-04 22:02
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 501 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 16:01
There's also -The Spanish Imposition- 415 ananda 03-Jan-04 17:37
Thanks ! 437 Katherine 04-Jan-04 04:20
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 373 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 17:43
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 457 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 19:02
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 519 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 18:20
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 496 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 18:21
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 408 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 18:57
oops 398 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 18:59
oops again 457 nonconformist 03-Jan-04 19:01
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 434 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:16
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 460 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:17
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 480 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 19:18
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 454 barrystutner 04-Jan-04 02:00
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 455 Graham Hancock 03-Jan-04 21:05
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 445 DougWeller 03-Jan-04 21:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 453 gene douglas 03-Jan-04 21:37
Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 441 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:48
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 433 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 07:40
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 413 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 15:23
Re: Who named the peoples of Central America "Maya"? 364 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 20:40
P'eng Lai 496 Rick M G 13-Jan-04 03:36
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 443 Graham Hancock 04-Jan-04 11:45
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 449 John Grigsby 04-Jan-04 13:02
Dr Mike Xu has linked the Ancient Chinese with the Olmec --> 491 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:45
Re: Dr Mike Xu has linked the Ancient Chinese with the Olmec --> 436 DougWeller 07-Jan-04 06:20
Who is Michael Coe? 476 Rick M G 07-Jan-04 09:49
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 476 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 15:58
It's hard to argue with stone: pics --> 556 Rick M G 06-Jan-04 07:40
Re: It's hard to argue with stone: pics --> 424 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 16:26
I agree re: the mysterious Olmec 459 Rick M G 08-Jan-04 14:27
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 442 Paul Devereux 07-Jan-04 15:30
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 481 DougWeller 04-Jan-04 06:42
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 416 gene douglas 04-Jan-04 10:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 454 DougWeller 04-Jan-04 14:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 434 Diomede 04-Jan-04 18:57
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 451 jestahley3 05-Jan-04 06:51
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 433 John Grigsby 05-Jan-04 09:10
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 466 Diomede 07-Jan-04 01:00
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 436 Paoputzu 09-Jan-04 17:09
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 475 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 07:23
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 445 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 16:41
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 462 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 20:45
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 431 Paoputzu 10-Jan-04 21:09
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 429 DougWeller 10-Jan-04 21:25
Re: AOM Paul Devereux: myth-busting Quetzalcoatl 893 Paoputzu 13-Jan-04 16:14


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