National Geographic : 1916 Jul
©Janet M.Cummings A RIVER MAIL STEAMER ON THE RIO GRIJALVA: STATE OE TABASCO, MEXICO To us "tabasco" means something hot. To the Indian of the Isthmian country it means "damp earth." But when Cortez first landed on Tabas can soil he got a very warm reception. He announced that he "desired only a free passage for his men," and that ifthere were any blood spilt it would be on the Indians' heads. They resented the invasion, however, and for a little while hostilities were lively. The Tabascans finally gave up and friendly relations were established.