National Geographic : 1940 Sep
The National Geographic Magazine © National Geographic Society Finlay ty luis larcen Like African Anthills Are the Corn Granaries of Tlaxcala Near the capital of Mexico's smallest State, carved and painted canes are made for the Mexico City curio trade. At the time of the Spanish Conquest, the Tlaxcalans had waged a long and heroic struggle against the Aztecs. When asked by Cortes for free passage across their country, the warlike nation answered by attacking the Spaniards. The Tlaxcalans were defeated in a series of fierce battles.