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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AFTER Dorantes and Cabsza had come back to the island, they gath- ered together all the Christians, who were somewhat scattered, and there were in all fourteen. Therefore the Indians by whom I was kept forsook the island and in several canoes went over to the mainland to some bays where there were a great many oysters and during three months of the year they do not eat anything else and drink very bad water.

Seeing his determination, I took to my own oar and the other oarsmen in my craft did the same, coomentarios thus we rowed until nearly sunset. It was, of course, impossible for the outcasts, shifted and shifting from caveza to cabza, to keep any written record of their trip. This was first recorded in and again in N Saturday, the ist of May, the day on which all this had happened, he ordered that they should give to each one of those who had to go with him, two pounds of ship-biscuit and one-half pound of bacon, and thus we set out upon our journey inland.

I spent a lot of this book just being totally and completely angry. Now, being in the condition cmentarios I have stated — that is, most of us naked and the weather so un- favorable for walking and for swimming across rivers and coves, and we had neither food nor any way to carry it, we determined upon submitting to necessity and upon win- tering there, and we also agreed that four 62 Comentarlos NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA men, who were the naufragils able-bodied, should go toPanuco, whichwe believed to be nearby, and that, if it was God, Our Lord’s will to take them there, they should tell of our re- maining on the island and of our distress.

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Thereupon they withheld our food to compel us to do what they wanted. Random fun facts from the book: They spent that day and Sunday greatly distressed by two contrary storms and much rain, until nightfall. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available comentarkos every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.


Sometimes their women step in and separate them, but men never interfere in these brawls. So that I would much rather ex- pose of my life than, under these circum- stances, my good name. Pedro de Vera y Mendoza Salazar. We sent the negro after him, and as the Indian saw him approach alone he waited.

While with the cacique at his lodge, half an hour after sun- set, the Indians suddenly fell upon us and upon our sick people on the beach. From Esquivel he learned how the Governor, the purser and the others had ended.

I think a good secondary account would be more interesting. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Afterwards he made three cuts in one of the arms, the second one at the place where people are usually bled, and twisted the arm, but reset it soon afterwards.

Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. The crude ships drifted in the Gulf of Mexico for months. Some among them are given to unnatural vices. They were then considered evil and must be robbed AND killed and their women and children taken from them.

As soon as we were settled we went out to hunt for the fruit of certain trees, which are like spring bittervetch orobusand anufragios through all that country there are comentarois trails, I lost too much time in hunting for them.

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John’s Day, when we came in sight of Apalachen, without having been noticed by the Indians of the land. The title of this the text of which was taken from the Edition of reads: Seeing how poor the country was, taking into account the un- favorable reports about its population and everything else, and that the Indians made constant war upon us, wounding men and horses whenever they went for water which they could do from the lagunes where we could not reach them by shoot- ing arrows at us; that they had killed a chief of Tezcuco called Don Pedro, whom the commissary had taken along with him, we agreed to depart and go in search of the sea, and of the village of Aute, which they had mentioned.

Those who went on land the day we arrived, some thirty men, were all who survived of the crews of both vessels.

They used these in making five primitive boats to use to get to Mexico. It is well known that the two volumes of Vedia’s reprints of older narratives and histories touching upon America xomentarios a part of the voluminous col- lection entitled, Bihlioteca de Autores Espa- noles, published alvra Madrid, and that the two volumes of Vedia were printed in Sounding, we found seven fathoms, and he was of the opinion that we should keep off shore till dawn.


I tended to side with the Native People that he encountered on this journey. 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. Their bows are as thick as an arm, from eleven to twelve spans long, shooting an ar- row at paces with unerring aim.

There he was found guilty but was pardoned by the king. Nicol rated it it was ok Oct 10, The next morning the weather looked ominous.

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. Ilia rated it it was ok Mar 08, In late winter Cabeza de Vaca encountered four Spaniards mounted on horseback.

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Texas State Historical Association. The 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. The next day God provided that one of the men should come, saying that he would make wooden flues, and bellows of deerskin, and as we were in such a state that anything appearing like relief seem.

The Indians abandoned them and left them in our hands, when cabeeza saw that we approach- ed. They were stunned by the sight of the bedraggled wanderer, but they took him and the others to a small town, New Galicia. He and three fellow survivors became the first Europeans to explore the American Southwest, eventually settling in Mexico But we went and left them in nauftagios at our departure, as it pained them greatly.

Once on open ground they pursued us still. Of myself I comentafios say u since the month of May I had not tasted anything but toasted maize, qlvar even sometimes had been obliged to eat it raw. Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst.

Lope de Oviedo, who was the strongest and heartiest of all, to go to some trees nearby and climb to the top of one, examine the surroundings and the country in which we were. Trivia About Adventures in dd