“Hacienda del Apantle de la Santa Cruz, Memories of its Surroundings”
Moctezuma Xocoyotzin was a young warrior always ready for battle in order to obtain loot, but more than anything to become more powerful. This would bring him many problems, including that those closest to him would ally with the conquerors to overthrow him. They were sick of the tyranny of Moctezuma and even more, of the tax collectors.
Moctezuma tried to conquer the towns that had not submitted to him. There were still some independent domains such as the Republic of Tlaxcala, Huejotzingo and Mextitlán. Therefore, violating the agreements of the Florid War with the Tlaxcaltecas and another tribe, that of the Huejotzingas, Moctezuma attacked these towns so as to force them to pay taxes, but he did not achieve this.
And even though he did not obtain exactly what he wanted, he did however put pressure on them in another way: he surrounded them; he kept them locked up in an oppressive circle that did not allow them to trade with anyone. So much so that the Tlaxcaltecas, unable to obtain the salt that they used to buy from the coast towns, were forced to condiment their food with tequezquite (natural carbonate of soda or saltpeter).
This determination of Moctezuma to overpower the Tlaxcaltecas, aside from being useless, provoked that he and the mexicans were profoundly hated.
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