We Came Naked and Barefoot: The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca across North America

We Came Naked and Barefoot: The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca across North America

by Alex D. Krieger, Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca, Gonzalo Fernandez De Oviedo y. Valdes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292743505

ISBN-13: 9780292743502

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: University of Texas Press

In 1527 a doomed expedition left Spain for Florida. Most of the 600 men were lost when the fleet was wrecked off Texas. Four men escaped, including Cabeza de Vaca, only to endure six years of captivity by Native Americans. In 1536 they arrived in Mexico City having escaped and walked at least 1,500 miles across North America. For years historians have debated the path…  See more details below

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In 1527 a doomed expedition left Spain for Florida. Most of the 600 men were lost when the fleet was wrecked off Texas. Four men escaped, including Cabeza de Vaca, only to endure six years of captivity by Native Americans. In 1536 they arrived in Mexico City having escaped and walked at least 1,500 miles across North America. For years historians have debated the path that the men took; this book examines the accounts of the survivors and debates the value of each suggested route. Krieger's discussion, which was largely written in the 1950s and only now published, is full of extracts from primary sources. Much of the second half of the book comprises a complete English translation of the Account of the Disasters by Cabeza de Vaca himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292743502
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Texas Archaeology and Ethnohistory Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
955,892
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Foreword
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction1
Pt. IIThe Journey of Cabeza de Vaca21
Pt. IIISummary and Conclusions141
Afterword149
App. 1Account of the Disasters: (Relacion de los naufragios)155
App. 2Historia general y natural de las Indias, Book 35, Chapter I-VII243
References303
Supplemental References307
Author Index311
Subject Index313

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