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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Translation of La Relacion, ed. He also said the Indians took him.

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As we saw ourselves provided with fish, roots, water and the other things we had asked for, we concluded to embark again and continue our voyage. I tended to side with the Native People that he encountered on this journey.

As guide and advance scout of Father Marcos, of Nizza, faca became the victim of his own imprudence, or larck of understanding of the differences in customs and beliefs be- tween Indian tribes far distant from each other. Cabeza De Vaca claimed to have supernatural powers.

This history describes the only — and comparatively meagre — results of the expedition under- taken by Pamfilo de Narvaez inand an outcome which had nothing more to do with Narvaez and his ill-conducted scheme. The ani- mosity against him broke out, inin open revolt.

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You will be much better off just reading the account. He answered that the dwellings were nearby and that he would guide us, and a,var followed.

To indicate it, he placed at the entrance of the defile the naufrzgios of a cow. Possible Coahuiltecan or desert groups:. The day we arrived there was the sixtH of the month of November.

We went with him; — the com- missary, the inspector and myself, with forty men, among them six horsemen, who seemed likely to be of but little use. Camila rated it it was ok Oct 14, He hoped to reach Los Reyes a base that Irala set up and push forward into the jungle in search of a route to the gold and silver mines of Peru. Not one of us escaped unhurt. Indian medicine itself bases largely upon conceptions of the kind, and empirical hypnotism plays a part in the per- formances of their medicine-men.


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They were all good swimmers and took with them an Indian from the island. Many times he appeared among them while they were dancing, sometimes in the dress of a woman and again as a man, and whenever he took a notion to do it he would seize the hut or lodge, take it up into the air and come down with it again with a great crash. Thereupon they withheld our food to compel us to do what they wanted.

The next morning I destroyed more than thirty of their canoes, which served to protect us against a northern wind then blowing, on account of which we had to stay there, in df severe cold, not venturing out to sea on account of the heavy storm. Fernando Alfonso de Zurita y Natera.

Be- fore sunrise the parents begin to weep, after them the tribe, and the same they do at noon and at dawn. H said it alvad very thinly set- tled, with nothing to eat, and the people dying from cold, as they had neither hides nor anything else to protect their bodies.

The raids were executed with such people and horses as were able, and they brought as many as four hundred fanegas of maize, although not without armed opposi- tion from the Indians. Its text has been followed exclusively in this translation.

He and other noblemen were accustomed to better living. With those peo- ple there came five or six chiefs, who seemed to us to be of better appearance, greater authority and manner of composure than any we had yet seen, although not as tall as 47 THE JOURNEY OF those of whom we have before spoken. Reduced fac-simile from the original in the Lenox Branch of N. In Novemberthe tiny fleet was wrecked on Galveston Island.

In case there are no forests wherein they can hide thus and prepare their ambushes, they settle on the plain wherever it appears most appropriate, surrounding the place with trenches protected by brushwood.

They wait for another day to get something to take along on the road, and when they leave they are so badly bitten by mosquitoes as to appear like comentarlos. When the Christians learn- ed of it they gave an Indian the robe of marten nuafragios had taken from the cacique, as stated, in order that he should guide them to where I was, to see me, and so twelve of them came, two having become so feeble that they did not dare to take them along.


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This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Ternaux Compans naufragioz the first series of his collection: Cabeza de Vaca rested in Mexico for several months before returning to Spain in The mouth of the Palmas is stated alvaar have been sixty leagues above north of that of the Panuco river. It was my only protec- tion against the cold, for Ce went as naked as a new-born child.

It seemed like an amazing story based on everything Rob told me about the book, but I just could not get into it– I would like to thank Rob for giving me a complete re-telling of Cabeza de Vaca’s harrowing life so that I know what I missed. Besides, we were so crowded as to be unable to stir.

Aldonza de Vargas 2. For this reason I did not go out trading in winter, it being the time when the Indians themselves remain in their huts and abodes, unable to go out or assist each other. On the twenty-second day of the month of September we had eaten up all the horses but one.

As a general read, it tends to be repetitive and fairly dry. When it says chronicle it really means it. In fabeza foot-note I have al- luded to the statement, made in the book, about little bags filled with silver, which, Oviedo says, contained only mica. Departing from there and arrived at Guaniguanico, another tempest came up in which we nearly perished. We thanked God for His daily in- creasing mercy and kindness, comentaruos after they were all well they began to dance and cele- brate and feast until sunrise of the day fol- lowing.

This was a tough book to read in the sense that those who came here clearly had no problem running over those who were already here and were also quick to thank God for all their success in stealing and pillaging and killing.

We found him sick, together with many others.