Mexican Indian Wars

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Mexican Indian Wars
The Conquest of Tenochtitlan.jpg
The Conquest of Tenochtitlán, c.1675
Date 1519–1933
Location Mexico
Result Mexican victory
 Crown of Castile
Purépecha (1519–1821)
Tlaxcalans (1519–1821)
Maya (1517–1847)[1]
Native Mexicans
Commanders and leaders
Hernán Cortés Benito Juarez
+1,000,000 +1,000,000
Casualties and losses
tens-of-thousands (Spain)
hundreds-of-thousands (Indian Auxiliaries)
hundreds-of-thousands (Native Mexicans)

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 also[edit]


  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