in the lake and from there wound both men and horses. The Account: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca 's Relacion, title of 1993 English translation by Martin Favata and Jose Fernandez. They became worse every day, and our sufferings were afflicting. In this manner we marched for eight days, without meeting any more natives, until one league from the site to which I said we were going. So the inspector and I undertook this. They pushed on through the swamps, harassed by the Native Americans. They were the first non-natives to travel in this area of the southwestern North America. Mencia Surez de Moscoso Bibliography edit English editions edit Cabeza de Vaca, lvar Nez. I left on the following day in search of it, accompanied by the commissary, the captain Castillo, Andres Dorantes, seven horsemen and fifty foot.
The report was bound with his earlier La Relacin and published under the title Comentarios (Commentary). Because Cabeza de Vaca survived and prospered from time to time, some scholars argue that he was not enslaved but using a figure of speech. After returning to Spain in 1537, he wrote an account, first published in 1542 as La relacin y comentarios The Account and Commentaries" 3 which in later editions was retitled Naufragios Shipwrecks. We arrived at the Island of Santo Domingo, where we remained nearly forty-five days, supplying ourselves with necessary things, especially horses. Click here to learn more. Cabeza de Vaca showed compassion and respect for native peoples, which, together with the great detail he recorded, distinguishes his narrative from others of the period. The Indians had also killed one of their horses. Slaughtering and eating their remaining horses, they gathered the stirrups, spurs, horseshoes and other metal items. After staying there two days, we returned to the place where we had left the purser, the men and the vessels, and told the purser and pilots what we saw and the news the Indians had given. They are now known as The Relation of lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca.
Lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca was born around 1490 into a hidalgo family, the son of Francisco Nez de Vera and Teresa Cabeza de Vaca y de Zurita, in the town of Jerez de la Frontera, Cdiz, Spain.
Lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca: lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca, Spanish explorer who spent eight years in the Gulf region of present-day Texas.
Nez was treasurer to the Spanish expedition under Pnfilo de Narvez that reached what is now Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1528.
Lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca ( um 1490 in Jerez de la Frontera um 1557 in Sevilla) war ein spanischer Seefahrer und war der Sohn von Francisco Nez de Vera und Teresa Cabeza de Vaca y de Zurita, einer eher bescheiden lebenden Hidalgo-Familie.