Chronicle of the NarvŠez Expedition

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Penguin, 2002 - History - 117 pages
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This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). The author, Alvar Nķñez Cabeza de Vaca, was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States. In simple, straightforward prose, Cabeza de Vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey endured by the men after a shipwreck forced them to make a westward journey on foot from present-day Florida through Louisiana and Texas into California. In thirty-eight brief chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the scores of natural and human obstacles they encountered as they made their way across an unknown land. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping account offers a trove of ethnographic information, including descriptions and interpretations of native cultures, making it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology.
 

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Contents

VIII
3
IX
5
X
8
XI
10
XII
14
XIII
17
XIV
18
XV
22
XXIX
59
XXX
64
XXXI
66
XXXII
68
XXXIII
70
XXXIV
72
XXXV
75
XXXVI
78

XVI
25
XVII
28
XVIII
31
XIX
32
XX
35
XXI
37
XXII
40
XXIII
42
XXIV
45
XXV
49
XXVI
53
XXVII
55
XXVIII
57
XXXVII
81
XXXVIII
86
XXXIX
89
XL
93
XLI
95
XLII
98
XLIII
101
XLIV
103
XLV
106
XLVI
109
XLVII
111
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Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.

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