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Cabeza de Vaca's adventures in the unknown interior of America

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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

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subject_facetAmerica -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish
America -- Early accounts to 1600
Explorers -- America -- Biography
Explorers -- Spain -- Biography
Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- Southwestern States
Narváez, Pánfilo de, -- -1528
Southwest, New -- Description and travel
title_displayCabeza de Vaca's adventures in the unknown interior of America
title_fullCabeza de Vaca's adventures in the unknown interior of America / a new translation, with annotation by Cyclone Covey
Cabeza de Vaca's adventures in the unknown interior of America / translated and annotated by Cyclone Covey ; with a new epilogue by William T. Pilkington
title_shortCabeza de Vaca's adventures in the unknown interior of America
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Discovery and exploration
Explorers
Indians of North America
Narváez, Pánfilo de
Spanish