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Cabeza de Vaca came to the New world in 1527 as part of a Spanish expedition to conquer the region north of the Gulf of Mexico. His exploration party lost contact with their ships, set out northward on foot, and traveled, their numbers soon reduced from 300 to 4, across Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico for the next eight years. In addition to being one of the great true adventure stories of all time, Cabeza de Vaca's account of their travels is an unparalleled source of firsthand information on the pre-European Southwest--the variety of its climate, its flora and fauna, the customs of its natives. They were the first to see the opossum and the buffalo, the Mississippi and the Pecos, pine-nut mash and mesquite-bean flour. This book contains the first description in literature of a West Indies Hurricane.

"Cabeza de Vaca was not only a physical trailblazer: he was also a literary pioneer, and he deserves the distinction of being called the Southwest's first writer.... The Relación, while not fiction, possesses most of the attributes of a good novel."--William T. Pilkington

Synopsis:

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to cross the North American continent. This remarkable book is his odyssey, first written in 1542 as an official report to the king of Spain under the title La Relación.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826306562
Author:
Covey, Cyclone
Author:
Covey, Cyclone
Author:
Vaca, Alvar Nunez Cabeza De
Author:
Nunez Cabeza De Vaca, Alvar
Author:
Nuunez Cabeza De Vaca, Alvar
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Spanish
Subject:
America
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Southwestern States
Subject:
America Early accounts to 1600.
Subject:
Explorers -- Spain -- Biography.
Subject:
America Discovery and exploration Spanish.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Spanish Americans.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Zia Book
Series Volume:
no. 79
Publication Date:
19830431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to cross the North American continent. This remarkable book is his odyssey, first written in 1542 as an official report to the king of Spain under the title La Relación.
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