Open main menu

Mexican Indian Wars

The Mexican Indian Wars[1] refer to 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 Tenochtitlan.jpg
The Conquest of Tenochtitlán, c.1675
LocationMexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Southern United States and Western United States
Result Spanish victory
 Crown of Castile
Tlaxcalans (Native Allies, 1519–1821)
 England (1638-1707)
 United Kingdom (1707-1862)
 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)
 British Honduras (1862-1933)

Various Native Mexicans

Commanders and leaders
Various Various
Various Various
Casualties and losses
Tens-of-Thousands (Spain, England/United Kingdom, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and the United States)
Hundreds-of-Thousands (Native Allies)

List of conflictsEdit

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.