Claim: Matachines are of Mesoamerican origin

[ unseennewmexico.org ] cover image: Painting of Moctezuma Dance By Kurly Tlapoyawa The process of Spanish colonization in Mexico resulted in the widespread diaspora of Mesoamerican people across much of the western hemisphere. In particular, Tlaxkaltekah colonists serving as auxiliary forces for the Spanish crown brought with them Mesoamerican languages, foods, rituals, artistry, and traditions. … Continue reading Claim: Matachines are of Mesoamerican origin