Exploring the Culture of the Aztecs
Join us as educator Gloria Arjona explores the Aztec culture through the life of La Malinche, the indigenous interpreter and concubine of Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes. Malintzin, better known as La Malinche, a Nahua woman from the Mexican Gulf Coast, and is recognized for contributing to the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire ,1519–1521, by acting as an interpreter, advisor, and intermediary for the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. She was one of 20 enslaved women given to the Spaniards in 1519 by the natives of Tabasco. Cortés chose her as a consort, and she later gave birth to his first son, Martín, one of the first Mestizos, people of mixed European and Indigenous American ancestry, in New Spain. For ages 13+.