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Mexican Indian Wars
The Conquest of Tenochtitlan
The Conquest of Tenochtitlán, c.1675
Date 1519 - 1933
Location Mexico
Result Mexican victory
Bandera de la Corona de Castilla.png Crown of Castile
(1519 - 1716)
Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg Spain
(1716 - 1821)
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
(1821 - 1933)
Tarascans (1519-1821)
Tlaxcalans (1519-1821)
Maya (1517-1847)[1]
Native Americans
Commanders and leaders
Benito Juarez
Hernán Cortés
+1,000,000 +1,000,000
Casualties and losses
tens-of-thousands (Spain)
hundreds-of-thousands (Indian Auxiliaries)
hundreds-of-thousands (Mexica/Chichimeca/Apachean)

The Mexican Indian Wars[2] refer to the conflicts fought between Spanish, or Mexican, forces against Mexican Indians. The period begins with Hernán Cortés' conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1519[3] and continued until the end of the Caste War in 1933.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. Clendinnen, Inga; Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatán, 1517-1570. (pg 1-207) ISBN 0-521-37981-4
  2. Wars of Mexico
  3. Hernán Cortés
  4. Yucatan War 1847-1933

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