The Toltecs- the River Tula, Mexico: 700 C.E - 1150 C.E.

external image mythology.jpeg According to mythology, the Toltecs' ancestral god Tezcatlipoca, came to Quetzalcoatl disguised with medicine to cure an illness.

external image 33.%20Pyramid%20%27B%27%20Tula.jpg One of our great warrior temples built in our Empire's capital, Tula.

external image mexico.gif Our movement into Mexico.

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Technology

We had only the simplest forms of weapons and tools either made of stone or of wood.

Culture

We were the first peoples to migrate to Mexico from the northern areas of the Americas. After establishing ourselves here, we became an agricultural society and maintained ourselves off of the crops that we grew which were maize, beans, peppers, chilies, cotton, and tomatoes. We had a large and powerful army which we sent to go through the center of Mexico looking out for other people. Our empire was small but we made it strong with fortresses and many guarded cities. Residents built their houses out of stone, mud and clay, which we called the adobe houses. Our commodities for trade included weaving, pottery, and obsidian which we got for jade turquoise, animal skins, exotic bird feathers and others that we traded with other people in Mesoamerica. Our architecture was also very great as we heard it resembled the architecture of the Mayans. They must have the same great taste as us.

Religion

We had a theocracy and probably a polytheistic one with many deities. We had priests who were the people whom one had to ask to talk to the gods. we definitely had many gods for the many different parts of our society. Each god had a specific role and were tied to that specific part to their society. Like they had the god of sun, and the god of earth and agriculture. We also had the idea that our ruler was in some way connected to god.

Blog

Blog Entry #1:
700 CE, Mexico: After the collapse of Teotihuacan, we realized that we should probably establish ourselves in the Central part of Mexico to gain some control of the region. The land that we came into was very arid and the soil that we received wa very thin and didn''t get a lot of water. Fortunately we were near the River Tula, so we found it easy to take the water from the river and irrigate our soils. After we had acquired the water, we started to grow our usual crops like maize, beans and chilies.

Blog Entry #2:
800 CE, Mexico: Our one main city of wealth was the city of Tula, rightfully named. This was our main city of commerce, which is where all of our imports and exports came from. It was here that most of us had jobs as weavers and potters. This was also our city that was a port to the many other Gulf civilizations that we were in contact with. We were even well related and familiar with the Mayans, which is why we copied a lot of the same architecture and art as them. Not only do we benefit from the wealth from this city, but we have also established a very superior army to help compact our empire. Although we are in a awkward place, we still feel very established.

Blog Entry #3:
1150 CE, Mexico: Alas, the end is coming. We have many different ethnic groups within our society, and they all don't seem to want to get along. These different peoples have already gone to the extent that they have waged civil wars on each other. And to top things off, we have been attacked my nomadic emigrants who also want to establish an empire near us and topple us. Although our army is strong, we don't think we can last much longer...

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Bibliography

Bentley, Jerry, H., and Herbert, F. Ziegler. Traditions and Endouncters: A Global Perspective on the Past. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2006.