Cortes decided to march to the heart of Tenochtitlan, on the way they encountered many indigenous people. One in particular caused a war, the Tabascans. When Cortes defeated these people in a war, after the war Cortes was rewarded with gold, food, clothing, and slaves. This one particular slave named Malinche had caught Cortes' eye. After her father died, she was sent in to be a slave, but little did they know she became an important aspect in the great war.