Latinopia continues its exploration of the possible geographic site of Aztlán, the mythic homeland of the Mexica people. The Codice Boturini, an ancient Aztec manuscript, indicates that Aztlán was located to the north and west of the Valley of Mexico which the Mexica people settled in 1325 A.D. Speculation that the site was California’s Salton Sea, then known as Lake Cahuilla, or Chaco Canyon, in New Mexico, is inconclusive at best. Like “Atlantis,” “El Dorado,” and “Camelot,” the site of this mythic locale inspires curiosity. In this excerpt from the film “In Search of Aztlán,” we learn that there are other candidates in the American Southwest for the geographic origins of Aztlán.

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