Journey and Ordeal of Cabeza de Vaca His Account of the Disastrous First European Exploration of the American Southwest

ISBN-10: 0486431800
ISBN-13: 9780486431802
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Of the 300 Spanish explorers who set out to discover and conquer the wilderness of North America, only four returned. Cabeza de Vaca's incredible account of his 1528-1536 exploration of what is now the southern and southwestern United States and northern Mexico is unparalleled in the history of exploration.

Preface
Proem
The Sailing of the Armada
The Governor's Arrival at Xagua with a Pilot
Our Landing in Florida
Our Penetration of the Country
The Governor's Leave-Taking
The Entry into Apalachen
The Character of the Country
Adventures in and out of Apalachen
The Ominous Note at Aute
Our Departure from Aute
The Building of the Barges and Our Departure from the Bay
The First Month at Sea after Departing the Bay of Horses
Treachery in the Night Ashore
The Disappearance of the Greek
The Indian Assault and the Arrival at a Great River
The Splitting-Up of the Flotilla
A Sinking and a Landing
What Befell Oviedo with the Indians
The Indians' Hospitality before and after a New Calamity
News of Other Christians
Why We Named the Island "Doom"
The Malhado Way of Life
How We Became Medicine-Men
My Years as a Wandering Merchant
The Journey to the Great Bay
The Coming of the Indians with Dorantes, Castillo, and Estevanico
The Story of What Had Happened to the Others
Figueroa's Further Story of What Had Happened to the Others
Last Up-Dating on the Fate of the Others
The Life of the Mariames and Yguaces
The Tribal Split and News of the Remaining Barge
Our Escape
Our Success with Some of the Afflicted and My Narrow Escape
More Cures
The Story of the Visitation of Mr. Badthing
Our Life among the Avavares and Arbadaos
Our Pushing On
Customs of that Region
Indian Warfare
An Enumeration of the Nations and Tongues
A Smoke; a Tea; Women and Eunuchs
Four Fresh Receptions
A Strange New Development
Rabbit Hunts and Processions of Thousands
My Famous Operation in the Mountain Country
The Severe Month's March to the Great River
The Cow People
The Long Swing-Around
The Town of Hearts
The Buckle and the Horseshoe Nail
The First Confrontation
The Falling-Out with Our Countrymen
The Parley at Culiacan
The Great Transformation
Arrival in Mexico City
My Voyage Home
What Became of the Others Who Went to the Indies
Afterword
Index

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