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Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
1. Monument to Cuahtémoc and His Warriors Marker
Inscription.
Cuitlahuac

A la memoria
de Quahtemoc y de los guerreros
que combatieron heroicamente
en defensa de su patria
MDXXI

Cacama
Relieve de "La entrevista de Cuauhtémoc, prisionero, con Cortés"

Tetlepanquetzal

Ordenaron
La erección de este monumento Porfirio Diaz Presidente de la Republica
y Vicente Riva Palacio Secretario de Fomento
MDCCCLXXVII
Erigiose
por mandato de Manuel Gonzalez Presidente de la Republica
y de su Secretario de Fomento Carlos Pacheco
MDCCCLXXXIII

Coanacoch
Relieve de "El tormento de Cuauhtémoc"

Los dos siguientes marcadores están montados en el piso cerca del base del monumento
Con motivo de la reconstrucción total del Paseo de la Reforma se traslado este monumento al cruzamiento con al Av. de Los Insurgentes, siendo Presidente de la Republica el C. Lic. Miguel Aleman y jefe del Departamento del Distrito Federal el C. Lic. Fernando Casas Aleman. Las obras estuvieron a cargo de la Direccion General de Obras Publicas. Septiembre 15 de 1949.

Gobierno del Distrito Federal
México. La Ciudad de la Esperanza
El Gobierno del Distrito Federal como parte del Programa de Remodelacion del Corredor Turistico y Cultural Paseo de la Reforma, llevo a cabo la Reubicacion y Restuaracion del Monumento Cuauhtémoc,
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By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
2. Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors Marker
Relief of "The meeting of Cuauhtémoc prisoner with Cortés"
colocándolo en su sitio original que data de 1887.
Ciudad de México, 13 de diciembre de 2004.

Los dos siguientes marcadores están montados en bases de cemento pocos pasos al norte del monumento
De prisa, en un dia
paso la flor de la guerra.
Tu palabra, Cuauhtémoc,
tu flor, nariguera, insignia de oro,
resplandecen con luz de amaneceres
Tu flor de algodón
con brillo de quetzal reluce,
Al cerro de Colibri llenas de asombro;
¡ea, ya, esforzaos!
Acaso tú, señor, las cimiento,
por ti seguirá siendo nuestra ciudad?
Arderás de cólera, se dice:
otra será tu recompensa.
Tu dorado atavio de pieles,
tu flor de algodón,
con brillo de quetzal relucen.
Al Cerro de Colibri llenas de asombro,
¡ea, ya, esforzaos!

Iciuhcan, ce tonalli,
opanoc in xochiyaoyotl.
Motlahtol, cuauhtemoxtzin,
moyacaxochiuh, in cozticteocuitlatlahuiztli, pepetlaca yuhquin tlahuizcalli.
Moichcaxochiuh
yuhquin quetzalli pepetzca.
in hutzitziltepetl
tiquizahuia.
Ma ye cuele, ximoyolchicahuacan,
ahzo, tehuatl, tecuhtlic, tixopechtlalia
Mopaltzinco ommaniz in toaltepeuh,
Timozomax, mihtoa,
Occe in monemac yez.
Mocozticaehuayotlaquen,
moichcaxochiuh
Yuhquin quetzalli pepetzca
in huitzitziltepetl
Tiquizahuia,
Ma ye cuele, ximoyolchicahuacan.

English translation:
Cuitlahuac

To
Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
3. Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors Marker
the memory
of Quahtemoc and the warriors
that fought heroically
in defense of their nation
1521

Cacama
Relief of "The meeting of Cuauhtémoc prisoner with Cortés"

Tetlepanquetzal

Porfirio Diaz, President of the Republic and Vicente Riva Palacio, Secretary of Production ordered this monument built in 1877.
It was built by order of Manuel Gonzalez, President of the Republic and the Secretary of Production, Carlos Pacheco in 1883.

Coanacoch
Relief of "The torment of Cuauhtémoc"

The two following markers are mounted into the ground near the monument's base
Due to the total reconstruction of the Paseo de la Reforma this monument was moved to the crossing with Avenida Los Insurgentes, being President of the Republic Miguel Alemán and head of the Federal District Fernando Casas Alemán. The works were conducted by the General Directorate of Public Works. September 15, 1949.
Government of the Federal District
Mexico. City of Hope

The Federal District, as part of the refurbishment program “Tourism and Cultural Corridor Paseo de la Reforma”, carried out the relocation and restoration of this Monument to Cuauhtémoc, placing it on its original site from 1887.
Mexico City, December 13, 2004.

The two following markers are located on small cement bases just north of the monument
Spanish
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By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
4. Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors Marker
Relief of "The torment of Cuauhtémoc"
version of the poem

Nahuat version of the poem

English translation of the Spanish/Nahuat poem
Quickly, in a day
withered the flower of war.
Your word, Cuauhtémoc,
your flower, nose ring, golden symbol,
ablaze with the light of dawns
Your cotton flower
shines with the brightness of a quetzal,
You fill the Hummingbird Mountain with wonder;
Go forward!
For you, oh lord, the foundations,
for you will remain our city?
You will burn with anger, it is said:
another will be your reward.
Your golden attire of skins,
your cotton flower
shines with the brightness of a quetzal.

 
Erected 1887.
 
Location. 19° 25.865′ N, 99° 9.541′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Marker is at the intersection of Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida Los Insurgentes on Paseo de la Reforma. Click for map. The marker and monument are located in the median of Paseo de la Reforma.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Esteban Coronado (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); León Guzmán (about 120 meters away); Francisco Zarco (about 180 meters away); José Eduardo de Cárdenas
Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
5. Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors Marker
(about 180 meters away); Manuel López Cotilla (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ponciano Arriaga (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hermenegildo Galeana (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors. Cuauhtémoc is held in high regard in Mexico, as the only Mexica emperor to survive the initial Spanish Conquest. Cortés later forced Cuauhtémoc to accompany him on a mission to Honduras, assassinating the emperor somewhere along the march when Cortés had suspicions of an uprising.
This monument was built during the Porfirio regime as an attempt to create an impression that the government of the time was interested in indigenous affairs.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
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By William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co., 1887/1897
6. Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors
Courtesy the Library of Congress.
 
 
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