Dominican Route


The dominicos got to this municipality ten years after the Spaniards arrived to Oaxaca. With the sericulture, Yanhuitlán became the commercial center of the Mixteca; Silk was sold in Mexico, Puebla and the Antequera, and the earnings were kept in safes with three key locks; This community boxes allowed the culture to keep developing in the seven neighborhoods, in seven brotherhoods that still exist today in Yanhuitlán.


Ancestors say that a group of mixtecos left Apoala and established themselves in Achiutla Tilantongo; half of them went to fight at Monte Albán, and the other half kept going without direction and stopped in the hill called Cueva de Cazahuate, dates unknown; afterwards they moved to the Tres Arbolitos hill in the year 800, where it was called Yucundaco; from there they went to the Fortín Hill in the year 900, giving it the name Totandaco; by the year 950 they had moved to the Pueblo Viejo hill, calling it Yucundaa. In 1520, with the arrival of the Spaniards, the town of San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula was founded, where before there was a lagoon.


This population was founded in the year 37 AD, by the chocholtecas, who gave it its name. Among the most outstanding emperors were king Atonaltzin, last emperor of the Coixtlahuaca dynasty, who fought against the mexicas in two occasions, losing the first one and being captured in the second one in his own lands in Coixtlahuaca, by king Moctezuma II, also called Moctezuma Ilhuicamina, whose reign, characterized by war and having undergone much of the country, wished to extend his domains to the south.

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