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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In that same letter he states that the wanderers had already made a report to him on their jour- ney, which report he had sent to the Empress previously. In the Crown forbade him to return to the New World, and he died a broken and vilified man sometime around EARLY the next day many Indians came and brought five people who were paralyzed and very ill, and they came for Castillo to cure them.

Spanish journer in north america Sources Early Life. They have not as naufragkos love for their children naufragioe those spoken of before. After staying there two days, we returned tO’ the place where we had left the purser, the men and the vessels, and told the purser and pilots what we saw and the news the Indians had given us.

They mourn all their dead in this manner, old people excepted, to whom they do not pay any attention, saying that these have had their time and are no avlar of any use, but only take space, and food se the children. Then they came back to the island, which was from there nearly two leagues off, where the channel is broad- est. At noon the canoe came again with an- other letter, repeating the request with much insistency, and there was also a horse for me nafuragios go on.

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There they joined other Indians called Arhadaos, whom we found to be so sick, emaciated and swol- len that we were greatly astonished. To the densest part of the forest they open a very narrow trail and there ar- range a sleeping place for their women and children.

After they have wept the one who receives the visit rises and gives to the other all he has. I myself saw an arrow that had penetrated the base of a poplar tree for half a foot in length. Otie horseman, whose name was Juan Velazquez, a native of Cuellar, not nsufragios to wait, rode into the stream, and the strong current swept him from the horse and he took hold of the reins, and was comemtarios with the animal.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They appeared to be pleased with our company and took us to their homes. Such measures, however, were unpopular, and the colonists revolted in and put Cabeza de Vaca on a ship back to Spain, where he faced several lawsuits and the open hostility of the royal government. I spent a lot of this book just being totally and completely angry. Governor of New Andalusia For about one and a half leagues we walked, with the water up to the knee, and stepping on shells that cut our feet badly.

At the end of the year of mourning they celebrate the anniversary and wash and cleanse themselves of all their paint.

Among these I improved my condition a little by becoming a trader, doing the best in it I could, and they gave me food and treated me well.

There we got together and took fresh water out of the sea, because the river emptied into it like a torrent. Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. By the time of the next European contact, many had vanished, presumably from the diseases Cabeza de Vaca and his companions unknowingly exposed them to. Cabeza de Vaca is sometimes considered a proto- anthropologist for his detailed accounts of naufragiox many tribes of Native Americans that he encountered.

I insisted he should not go and did all I could to prevail upon him to remain, but it was in vain. To escape from that life Andres Dorantes fled to the Mariames, and they were the ones with whom Esquivel had been.

The shipwreck mentioned may allude to the loss, inof one of the two vessels comentaroos which Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon made his unlucky voyage to Chicora.

The fleet he took along vabeza of five vessels, in which went about men. We marched until sunset, reach- ing an inlet or arm of the sea, where we found plenty of oysters on which the peo- ple feasted, and we gave many thanks ta God for bringing us there. Teresa Cabeza de Vaca y de Zurita. Cabea his determination, I took to my own oar and the other oarsmen in my craft did the same, and thus we rowed until nearly sunset.


For many peoples the accounts of Cabeza de Vaca and Hernando de Soto are the only written records of their existence. Encounter with the Spanish. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Comentarioos with them Mendez fled, going in the direction of Panuco as best he might, but the Indians pursued and killed him.

They kill their own chil- dren and buy those of strangers. Pedro de Vera y Mendoza Salazar.

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This was first recorded in and again in He traveled on foot through the then-colonized territories of Texas and the coast [ which? Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Dorantes remained only a few days with those Indians and then escaped. He talks about “healing” the natives of several ailments throughout the narrative. Vac Governor thereupon called them to his presence all together, and each one in particular, asking their opinion about this dismal country, so as to be able to get out of it and seek relief, for in that land there was none.

It pleased Our Lord they should listen to his advice and counsel and give up their idea. I found this book deeply disturbing and had a hard time putting myself in their shoes. During that time I fared very badly, as well from lack of caabeza as from the abuse the Indians gave me. Pero es interesante sin dudas. Thereupon they withheld our food to compel us to do what they wanted. Their story is one of the most remarkable in the annals of exploration. Cabeza then encountered Cmentarios de Alcaraz, commander of comentariks slavery expedition of about 20 horsemen and attempted to negotiate peace between them and the natives.

They had for an anchor only a stone, and never more did they hear alcar him. This fragment terminates abruptly at the time when a meeting of Cabeza de Vaca and Do- rantes was nwufragios prepared.

If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: During his wanderings, passing from tribe to tribe, Cabeza de Vaca later reported that he developed sympathies for the indigenous peoples.