National Geographic : 1936 Oct
() INnational Ixeographic society DON PEDRO DE ALVARADO, BRAVE AND RUTHLESS After the conquest of Mexico, Cortez sent his bold lieutenant to search for gold in Guatemalan cities. A painting in the City Hall, Guatemala City. Finlay Photographs by Luis Marden THE QUETZAL IS THE SYMBOL OF GUATEMALAN FREEDOM Its striking tail plumes were worn byMaya chiefs. Today it appears on the coat ofarms, coins, and stamps ofGuatemala. This museum specimen is perched onacoffee tree branch.