The Sad Night by Sally Schofer Mathews
The Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss

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An account of the establishment of the Aztec empire in Mexico and of the terrible battle between the Aztecs and the Spaniards known as the Sad Night.
 

About Sally Schofer Mathews

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Sally Schofer Mathews teaches elementary school art in Hillsborough County, Florida.
 
Published April 18, 1994 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel, War. Fiction

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Mathews's first is a capsule history of the rise and fall of the Aztec Empire, focusing on La Noche Triste--June 30, 1520--when CortÇs, retreating from its capital Tenochtitlan, lost two-thirds of his men, most of his weaponry, and the Aztec treasure in the waters of Lake Texcoco.

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Expertly weaving dialogue into her absorbing account, Mathews chronicles the fateful encounter that paved the way for the Spaniards' conquest of Mexico more than 400 years ago. As she sets the stage,

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Mathews neatly distills the intricate details of this skirmish, observing that there were many casualties on both sides, and that the victors ``did not know that this was the last battle they would win.'' Inspired by the few Aztec codices that survived the Spanish conquest, Mathews's dynamic ink ...

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