Mapping Tenochtitlan in Chicago

Mapping Tenochtitlan in Chicago is an ongoing and evolving project that maps the ways in which Tenochtitlan and Chicago speak to each other across time and space. The below map highlights the community spaces, local institutions, archeological sites, and historical and/or sacred objects that have been politically, economically, socially, intellectually, and spiritually formative for migrants that originated or travelled through what is now known as Mexico and settled in Chicago. In total, the map highlights 47 locations. This map is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but an invitation to historicize and contextualize the Fall of Tenochtitlan, the links between the Aztec (Mexica) capital and Chicago, and the ongoing project of colonization in the Americas. We invite you to contact us if you would like to provide feedback or suggest an addition to the map.

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