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A Land so Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza De Vaca

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In 1528, a mission set out from Spain to colonize Florida. But the expedition went horribly wrong: Delayed by a hurricane, knocked off course by a colossal error of navigation, and ultimately doomed by a disastrous decision to separate the men from their ships, the mission quickly became a desperate journey of survival.

Of the three hundred men who had embarked on the journey, only four survived?three Spaniards and an African slave. This tiny band endured a horrific march through Florida, a harrowing raft passage across the Louisiana coast, and years of enslavement in the American Southwest. They journeyed for almost ten years in search of the Pacific Ocean that would guide them home, and they were forever changed by their experience. The men lived with a variety of nomadic Indians and learned several indigenous languages. They saw lands, peoples, plants, and animals that no outsider had ever seen before.

In this enthralling tale of four castaways wandering in an unknown land, Andr

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Describes how four castaways, survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Florida, made their way across Florida and around the Gulf coast, only to endure years of enslavement in the American Southwest to finally make their way to the Pacific Ocean, a harrowing decade-long journey that took them thousands of miles across the unexplored wilderness of North America.

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Table of Contents

Introduction — The prize that was snatched away — A voyage of redemption — Landfall — Walking through Florida — On rafts — Enslaved — Into the heart of the continent — Following the corn trail — Contact — Epilogue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465010349
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
General
Author:
Resendez, Andres
Author:
Resendez, Andre
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
History
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
World
Subject:
Explorers -- America.
Subject:
Explorers -- Spain.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Exploration-New World
Subject:
Native North American-General Native North American Studies
Subject:
Travel Writing-Exploration
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
History : World - General
Subject:
History : Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
336

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Spain

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"Synopsis" by , Describes how four castaways, survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Florida, made their way across Florida and around the Gulf coast, only to endure years of enslavement in the American Southwest to finally make their way to the Pacific Ocean, a harrowing decade-long journey that took them thousands of miles across the unexplored wilderness of North America.
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