The faceless people.
The peoples of Anahuac were in this "cultural depression", when from the north came the last wild and nomadic people. The mexicas when they reached the Valley of Mexico didn't speak Nahuatl, did not plant corn, weave cotton, in one word they were "Chichimeca", a Nahuatl word which is equal to barbarian in spanish.
"Then, the Aztecs began to come here, [were foreign to established peoples]
they exist, they are painted, [were in a permanent state of war]
they name themselves in aztec language
the places they passed as the mexicas came.
and when the mexicas came,
they certainly walked without direction, [did not have a cultural project]
they came last. [Did not live as a people and culture, during the Preclassical and Classical periods, and were not Toltecáyotl heirs. ]
when they followed the path,
they were not welcome anywhere.[were rejected as barbarian and warriors]
Everywhere they were scolded. [Did not know the ancient and complex social forms]
Nobody knew their face. [Were not heirs of the ancient Anahuac cultural development]
Everywhere they told them:
??Who are you?
?Where do you come from??
(Matritense Codex Royal History Academy, fol. 180r.)