A while back, I read about some Mesoamerican tribe or culture that armed many of its warriors with extremely long spears, that either the Spanish invaders or the article I read itself compared to the European weapon called a pike. However, I can't recall the name of the tribe that used this weapon, nor where I read about it. I've tried every combination of search terms I could think of to find this information again, but I haven't had any luck, so I'm turning to this community.
In case it helps, I seem to recall that the tribe/culture in question was either a client state of the Aztecs at some point, or frequently warred with them. Also, if memory serves, the spears they used had a shaft somewhere in the range of 15 to 20 feet long. (That's roughly 4.5 to 6 meters for those of you using the metric system.)
Can anyone tell me what tribe/culture it was that used these weapons?