Ten years ago, San Diego State University was forced to retire their then mascot, "Monty Montezuma," for a more socially acceptable version. Now, SDSU refers to its mascot as the Aztec Warrior– a name considered to be historically more appropriate. Instances seemingly as trivial as a school's mascot is a step in the right direction to diminish the amount of imbalanced association and social stigmas.
Cuitláhuac, 10th tlatoani of the Aztec Empire, brother of Moctezuma II. After being held captive by the Aztecs, Cortés ordered Moctezuma to ask his people stop fighting. Moctezuma told him that they wouldn't listen to him, and in turn asked him to free his brother Cuitláhuac so he'd convince the people to stop. Once freed, Cuitláhuac led his people against the conquistadors and successfully drove them out of Tenochtitlán on June 30, 1520. After ruling for only 80 days, he died of smallpox.
Moctezuma II Emperor of Mexico from William Hickling Prescott, The History of the Conquest of Mexico, 1843
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Broche de oro mexica, cabeza de águila descendente prendida de un chimalli (escudo mexica) con 5 colgantes de cascabel. Tenochtitlan, Ciudad de México. Altiplano Central, período Postclásico.mesoamericano