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

ISBN-10:
0292743505
ISBN-13:
9780292743502
Pub. Date:
01/01/2003
Publisher:
University of Texas Press

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

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
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction
  • Part II: The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca
  • Part III: Summary and Conclusions
  • Afterword
  • Appendix 1: Account of the Disasters (Relación de los naufragios), by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
  • Appendix 2: Historia general y natural de las Indias, Book 35, Chapters I-VII, by Gonzalo Fernando de Oviedo y Váldez
  • References
  • Supplemental References
  • Index

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