Mexican Indian Wars

The Mexican Indian Wars[1] were a series of conflicts fought between Spanish, and later Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Salvadoran and Belizean forces against Amerindians in what is now called Mexico and surrounding areas such as Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Southern/Western United States. The period begins with Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1519[2] and continued until the end of the Caste War of Yucatán in 1933.[3]

Mexican Indian Wars

The Conquest of Tenochtitlán, c.1675
Result Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadoran victory

 Crown of Castile
Tlaxcalans and other Native Indian allies of Spain (1519–1821)
 Spain (1716–1823)
 Guatemala (1823-1933)
 Honduras (1823-1933)
 El Salvador (1823-1933)

 Republic of Texas (1836–1846)
California Republic (1846)
 United States (1850-1933)
 Confederate States (1861–1865)

Various Native Mexicans

Commanders and leaders
Various Various
Various Various
Casualties and losses
Tens of thousands (Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and the United States)
Hundreds of thousands (Native allies)
Hundreds of thousands

List of conflicts

In 1958, Jason Betzinez, a Chiricahua Apache who had been with Geronimo, wrote in his autobiography that, as of that date, the Broncos or Renegades of the Post 1887 Apache Wars period and the descendants were still out in the mountains, and free.


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