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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The party soon met with some Indians whom they forced to locate a supply of corn for the hungry Spaniards. His mild captivity there lasted eight years.

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At the end of this time we reached an nafragios near the shore. Not content with cuffing and beating them and pulling out their beards for mere pastime, they killed three out of the six only because they went from one lodge to another. The Governor or- dered the brigantine to coast towards Flor- ida in search of the port which Miruelo, the pilot, had said he knew, but he had missed it and.

The Indians do it in that way, out of lack of vessels.

Our march was extremely difficult, for neither had we horses enough to carry the sick, nor did we know how to relieve them. They have the custom, when they know each other and meet from time to time, before they nahfragios, to weep for half an hour. Out of the 80 or so survivors, only 15 lived cabzea that winter. It is so disturbing to read an actual account [no matter how boring] of someone who did this. By that time, tribal identification was also related to more linguistic data.


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Seeing our obstinacy, an Indian told me that I did not know what I said by claiming that what he knew was useless, u stones and things growing out in the field have their virtues, and he, with a heated stone, placing it on the stomach, could cure and take away pain, so that we, who were wiser men, sure- ly had greater power and virtue.

As Cabeza approached Naifragios settlement, he and his companions were very grieved to see the destruction of the native villages and enslavement of the natives.

This, however, he distinctly attributes to a mis- print, not to a misstatement by the author. Cabeza then encountered Diego de Alcaraz, commander of a slavery expedition of about 20 horsemen and attempted to negotiate peace between them and the natives. Home People History U. In a foot-note I have al- luded to the statement, made in the cabea, about little bags coemntarios with silver, which, Oviedo says, contained only mica. When night came the skipper and I were the only ones able to manage the barge.

That same night, naufragis they went for water, an arrow was shot at one of the Chris- tians, but God willed that he was not hurt. Nearly six years I spent thus in the coun- try, alone among them and naked, as they all were themselves.

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At noon we reached sandy patches that seemed to extend far inland. There is another custom, that when a son or brother dies no food is gathered by those of his household for three months, prefer- ring rather to starve, but the relatives and neighbors provide them with victuals. As water was very scarce, who- ever ate of them became very thirsty. I told him that we ought to re- join the other barge, which was ahead of us, and in no manner forsake her, and the three together should continue our way whither God might take us.


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During all the time we ate tunas we felt thirsty. For this they gave us good cheer, and would rather be without food themselves so as to give it to us, and they gave us hides naufrahios other small things. When the Indians had gone and taken along those recently cured, we naufragiks to others that were eating tunas also, called Cultalchuches and Malicones, which speak a different language, and with them were others, called Coayos and Susolas, and on another side those called Atayos, who were at war with the Susolas, and exchanging arrow shots with them every day.

He is considered to be the first black explorer of North America. The fact that anyone survived is incredible especially with the technology of that time p This was a primary naufrragios of a wild adventure taken by some spaniards in the ‘s.

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: 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. He put into my charge the vessels and their crews, and I was to naufragiow with them to the port of Xagua, twelve leagues distant, where I remained until the 20th day of February. The reason for remaining so long was that I wished to take with me a Chris- tian called Lope de Oviedo, nayfragios still lin- gered on the island.