Diving deeper into the topic of the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs, I want to specifically look at indigenous population help. Whether this be through Dona Marina or other tribes helping to overthrow the Aztecs. I want to grasp a better understanding at why natives would help Europeans overthrow the Aztecs, and to what extent did their aid help the Spanish. How did the Spanish get some to cooperate with them and others to not? All things I look forward at continuing to research.
Primary Source- Documents from Victors and Vanquished
Secondary Sources- Brinkerhoff, Thomas J. “Reexamining the Lore of the “Archetypal Conquistador”: Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire, 1519-1521.” The History Teacher 49, no. 2 (2016): 169-87. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24810472.
Daniel, Douglas A. “Tactical Factors in the Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs.” Anthropological Quarterly 65, no. 4 (1992): 187-94.
“Doña Marina.” In Survivors in Mexico, edited by Schweizer Bernard, by West Rebecca, 116-28. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2003. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5vm3h5.19.
Bassett, Molly H. “Meeting the Gods.” In The Fate of Earthly Things: Aztec Gods and God-Bodies, 26-44. University of Texas Press, 2015. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7560/760882.5.
Martin, Scott. “Command Decisions: The Conquest of Mexico and the Friedman-Savage Utility Function.” Social Science History 34, no. 4 (2010): 499-522. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40927626.
*Exact specificity of research question subject to change the more I dive into sources on the matter.