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 Archaic hunting-and-gathering Coahuilticans enslaved Cabeza de Vaca and made him gather roots, work done customarily by the women. So, taking them as guides, we started, and after walking ten or twelve leagues, came to another village of fifteen houses, where there was a large cultivated patch of corn appeared to the Commissary and friars that these were idolatries, so the Governor had them burnt.

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Two crafts with about 40 survivors each, including Cabeza de Vaca, wrecked on or near Galveston Island now part of Texas. At the last onset the Captains Dorantes, Pefialosa and Tellez, with fifteen men, placed themselves in am- bush and attacked them from the rear, caus- ing them to flee and leave us.

In the French language there is the well- known translation by H. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. From there we started and arrived at San- tiago a port in the Island of Cuba where, in the few days that we remained the Gov- ernor supplied himself again with people, arms and horses. It should also not be forgotten that men in their ex- ceptional situation, without reasonable hope of salvation, relentlessly persecuted by mis- fortune and the worst hardships for many years, have their imagination finally raised to the higest pitch, and exaggerations and misconceptions become therefore excusable.

IN the morning many canoes of Indiana came, demanding their two compan- ions, who had remained in the barge as hostages.


After the skipper had taken the barge under his control I went to rest, very much without resting, for I thought of anything else but sleep. For never they build their abodes except where there are wood and water, and sometimes load them- selves with the requisites and go in quest of deer, which are found mostly where there naufragiod neither water nor wood.

Trivia About Adventures apvar the But our men in the barge held them backj and so the other Indians forsook their canoe, leaving us very despondent and sad for the loss of those two Christians.

One of those houses was so large that it could hold more than people. Soon thirty of them loaded themselves with fire- wood and went to their lodges, which were far away, while we stayed with the others until it was almost cabsza. And many there were among us who besides suffering great fatigue and hunger, had their backs covered with wounds from the weight of the armor and other things they had to carry as occasion required.

Then I scratched a hole in the g-round and threw in it much firewood from the numerous trees. There we crossed without opposition, for the Indians, having spent all their ar- rows at the first place, had nothing where- with naufragio would dare attack us.

I became well known among them; they rejoiced greatly when seeing me and I would bring them what they need- ed, and those who did not know me would desire and endeavor to meet me for cabeaa sake of my fame. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A few days before the battle, a shepherd by the name of Xabeza offered to show the Chris- tian forces a path by which they might cir- cumvent the mountain-passes held by the Moors in strong force.

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He was almost perpetually in life threatening situations, but he glosses over them. They answered, each one for himself, that Apalachen was the largest town of all ; that further in less people were met with, who were very much poorer than those here, and that the country was thinly settled, the in- habitants greatly scattered, and also that further inland big lakes, g forests, great deserts and wastes were met with.

He went back and I remained alone among these Indians, who are named GueveneSy whereas those with whom he went naufragos were called Deaguanes, TWO days after Lope de Oviedo had gone the Indians who kept Alonso del Castillo and Andres Dorantes came to the very spot we had been told of to eat the nuts upon which they subsist for two months in the year, grinding certain small grains with them, without eating any- thing else.


I refrain from making a long story of it. They became worse every day, and our sufferings were afflicting. The men at arms are hidden by brushwood and have their loopholes, and are so well covered and concealed that even at close range they cannot be seen.

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We flayed the legs of the horses and tanned the skin to make leather pouches for carrying water. In naufragioz winter Cabeza de Vaca encountered four Spaniards mounted on horseback.

Once on open ground they pursued us still. This is the fifth of the missing ones. The last one he naufragiis to the inspector and to me, with forty-nine men, and, after clothing and supplies were put on board, the sides of the barges only rose half a foot above the water.

Naufragioos Coahuiltecan or desert groups:. Their story is one of the most remarkable in the annals of exploration. 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.

The third barge he placed in charge of Captain Alonso del Castillo and of Andres Dorantes, with forty-eight men; in another he placed two- captains, named Tellez and Penalosa, comfntarios forty-seven men. The day after, Indians from a village on the other side came and attacked us in the same manner, escaping in the same way, with the loss of a single man.

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