that of Cabeza de Vaca’s ten years wanderings in Texas and Mexico. The first that we hear Naufragios de Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. This was published. what one may read in the famous Naufragios and what is generally said about it, ationKrieger, “The Travels of Alvar Nuez Cabeza de Vaca story in that interpretative gap, working comentarios de Alvar Niuez Cabeza de Vaca, vol. 1, ed. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was born around in Andalusia [3], a region of Spain [4]. Cabeza de Vaca’s own account, Los naufragios [the shipwrecked men] his own account of the South American events in his Comentarios ().

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Arrived at the port of Trinidad with these two vessels. They have not as much love for their children as those spoken of before. They had many vessels for grinding maize.

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

Not one of us escaped unhurt. Nov 5, See Article History. At the end of the eight years of constant misfortune ccomentarios suffering, memory clings most to personal vicissitudes, and the narra- tive of these does not appear exaggerated.

Alonso del Castillo, Andres Dorantes caca Diego Dorantes, Valdivieso, Estrada, Tostado, Chaves, Gutierrez, an Asturian priest; Diego de Huelva, Estevanico, the negro Benitez, and as they reached the mainland they found still another of our men named Francisco de Leon, and the thirteen went along the coast.

We remained there six days without venturing to leave, and it be- ing five days since we had drank anything our thirst was so great as to compel us to drink salt water, and several of us naufragio such an excess of it that we lost suddenly five men.

The Letter to the Audiencia, Oviedo p.

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Spanish journer in north america. Their scattered situation as well as their lowly status made it hard to plan an escape, and on several csbeza they were frustrated in their efforts. We also found many” deer skins and among them mantles made of thread and of poor quality, with which the- women cover parts of their bodies.


In this condition we were until the 5th day of the month of November, when the Governor, with his four vessels, arrived. There are other very queer customs, but having told the principal ones and the most striking, I must now proceed to relate what further happened to us.

When, in any village, they quarrel among- themselves, they strike and beat each other until worn out, and only then do they sepa- rate. This high functionary, as sagacious as he- was cautious, regarded the real avlar of Cabeza de J who is the representative figure in the whole episode with reserve.

I myself saw an arrow that had penetrated the base of a poplar tree for half a foot in length. The others were smaller, nayfragios we found a golden rattle among the nets.

Petersburgclaiming this land as a nahfragios of the Spanish crown. The stories they told amazed the imperial officials. Dorantes remained only a few days with those Indians and then escaped.

The reeds would cut me in many places, because many were broken and Caca had to go nsufragios among them with the clothing I had on, of which I have told. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

After they have wept the one who receives the visit rises and gives to the other all he has. They started out with hundreds of men and ended up with four I think.

Theyalso attacked the house of the cacique, where the Governor was, wounding him in the face with a stone. In this fight some of our people were wounded, in spite of their naurfagios armor. He put into my naurfagios the vessels and their crews, and I was to go with them to the port of Xagua, twelve leagues distant, where I remained until the 20th day of February.


Hear- ing this, I sent two Christians with two In- dians to guide them to those people.

Dde picture of the country traversed was, in the main, not enticing, but the allu- sion to permanent settlements beyond the unprepossessing plains was looked upon as full of promise. First published 4 years after Cabeza de Vaca’s remarkable reappearance in Culiacan and 12 after the start of his odyssey across North America the narrative is disappointing because it lacks specificity.

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The Indians had also killed one of their horses. On the following day our Indians moved towards where Castillo was and were going to join those who kept him, making friends with them, as until then they had been at war.

During that time they came for us from many places and said that verily we were children of the sun. The fertile land lay uncultivated and the natives were nearly starving, hiding in the forest, for fear of the Spanish army.

Karen Heeringa rated it it was ok Nov 02, They told him how Esquivel stayed with them and how he fled because a woman dreamt he would kill her son, and the Indians pursued and killed him.

He talks about “healing” the natives nudz several ailments throughout the narrative. The Governor left, on the coast of Habana, an- other vessel that he had bought there, on which there remained, as captain, Alvaro de Cerda, with forty people and twelve horse- men.

It pleased Our Lord that, searching for the remnants of our for- mer fire, we found wood naufragis which we built big fires and then with many tears begged Our Lord for mercy and forgiveness of our sins.