Map shows us that the Aztecs once lived north of Hopi tribe
migration points depicting a southerly migration route beginning in Utah and including
an â€œAntigua Residencia de los Aztecasâ€� â€“ Ancient residence of the Aztecs.
The existence of the Disturnell Map and others now clearly show us that places that had
names like Montezuma and Aztec were already established priority to archaelogical
theories that credit the naming of these places on the romaticism of 19th century U.S.
More evidence can be found to support the Aztec claim to North America through
linguistics. The Uto-Azteca language family spreads from as far north as Canada down
through South America.
Researchers of the maps, Rodriguez and Gonzales also believe that Corn and their
corn-based diets link the families together as one. According to Rodriguez, "Corn is a
plant whose seeds that must be cultivated. They do not blow in the wind. Once you look
at it, itâ€™s obvious! It is a story about how everyone is related."
University of Wisconsin at Madison exhibited the 19th-16th century maps that indicate or
allude to an ancient Mesoamerican presence and migrations from what is today the
The exhibit included chronicles, codices, annals and interviews regarding oral
traditions that speak to ancient connections between peoples of the north and south.
Part of the objective of the map exhibit examines how cartographers addressed this
subject from the 1500s through the 1800s.
This exhibit is the result of part of the work of several Hopi elders, including the late
David Monongye and Thomas Banyacya, who passed on their knowledge of these
maps. The documents firmly establish that the Hopi never surrendered their sovereignty
and point to an ancient Mexican presence in their midst. (A special thanks to Frank
Gutierrez, counselor and instructor at East L.A. College, who passed them on to the
researchers, and the many other elders who passed on other knowledge, guidance
and words to them.)
The overall theme of this exhibit is an examination of maps and chronicles from the
1800s-1500s that show Mesoamerican roots in what is today the United States. It is
part of a larger collaborative and ongoing research effort that examines ancient
connections between peoples of the north and south. Many of the maps point to several
sites, purportedly associated with Aztec/Mexica peoples and their migrations, but also
with older ancient Mexican, Chichimeca and Toltec migrations and that of Central and
South American peoples as well.
It CHALLENGES the mainstream narrative of U.S. archaeology that tells us that it was
the romanticism of 19th century U.S. archaeologists that caused them to place such
place names (Montezuma, Aztec, Anahuac, Tula, etc) throughout what is today the U.S.
However, these maps (representative of hundreds more and found at most major
libraries and research institutions around the world) clearly demonstrate that such sites
were well-established long before 1776.
The research also examines oral traditions, many which speak of connections (beyond
migration stories of Uto-Azteca peoples) between the north and the south. The concept
of origins/migrations is complex, philosophical and spiritual. The researchers here did
not set out to find one migration route, but rather, to understand why this information
exists on these historic documents. In the process, a clear connection between the
peoples of the north and south has been established to the entire continent or Turtle
Island. One such connection includes agriculture, specifically maize, which is itself
another form of a map.
This map depicts the same four migration points as depicted on the Humboldt Map. It is also purportedly based on codices.
This is the oldest post-Columbian map which depicts the four migration points of ancient Mexican Indians found in later maps.
Some sources also point to this region as a former home for people from Central and South America also.