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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Heaven help the Indian that didn’t want to be converted by de Vaca and his entourage. We could not dfefend ourselves, as there were scarcely three of us who could stand oa their feet. People stay on this island from October till the end of February, feeding on the roots I have men- tioned, taken from under the water in No- vember and December.

Two crossbow shots from shore a wave swept over us, we all got wet, and being naked and the cold very great, the oars dropped out of our hands.

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The Governor answered that he would give them up, provided they re- turned the two Christians. But from the day they said it to the season of the tunas there would still elapse five or six months, and we had to wait that long. Be- fore sunrise the parents begin to weep, after them the tribe, and the same they do at noon and at dawn.


This is of greatest value among them, besides shell-beads and other objects.

May God in His infinite mercy grant that in the days of Your Majesty and under your naufraigos and sway, these people become willingly and sincerely subjects of the true Lord Who created and redeemed them.

However, as soon as they departed, Diego went back on his word and plundered Cabeza’s entourage of natives that he had sent back home. Otie horseman, whose name was Juan Velazquez, a native of Cuellar, not willing to wait, rode into the stream, and the strong current swept him from the horse and he took hold of the comentario, and was drowned with the animal. As a general read, it tends to be repetitive and fairly dry. I almost sprained my eyes from rolling them so hard.

Although his sentence was eventually commuted, he never returned to the Americas. He wore a painted deerskin, and many people followed him, and he was preceded by many players on flutes made of reeds. The inspector and I stepped for- ward and called them. We always went about naked like they and covered ourselves at night withL deer skins.

Seeing his determination, I required him, on the part of Your Majesty, not to forsake the vessels until they were in a secure port, and I asked the notary present to testify to comentarois I said. Very near by they met them, and they also were looking for us, as the Indians had told them of our presence in the neighborhood. From Esquivel he learned how cabezs Governor, the purser and the others had ended.


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I read this for a Latin American Literature class, and wouldn’t have otherwise. Two months later the motley fleet set sail.

Having taken them, we went further, and two leagues beyond found a strait between the island and the coast, which strait we christened Sant Miguel, it being the day of that saint. Verily, to see beings so devoid of reason, untutored, so like unto brutes, yet so deeply moved by pity for us, it increased my feel- ings and those of others in niez company for our own misfortune. These Indians and the ones we left be- hind naufratios us a very strange tale. He died in Seville.

Teresa Cabeza de Vaca y de Zurita At the end of these thirty days, and when “we were in extreme need of water and hug- ging the coast, we heard one night a canoe approaching. My barge went ahead, and from it we saw five Indian canoes coming. For the night I used the following artifice: When it says chronicle it really means it.

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We flayed the legs of the horses and tanned the skin to make leather pouches for carrying water. His account is the earliest description of the American Southwest. During that time some of. The colony comprised parts of what is now ArgentinaParaguayand Uruguay.