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Vaca, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de

has been regarded as the native name of Malhado Island, but this is seemingly an error, otherwise Cabeza de Vaca would in all probability have mentioned the nativity of the Indian in later speaking (

Cabeza de Vacaand the African Estevanico were accepted as medicine men, andCabeza later published an account of his adventures.
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Explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was born 1490, in Extremadura, Castile, Spain. He was treasurer to the Spanish expedition under Pánfilo de Narváez that reached what is now Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1528. By September all but his party of 60 had perished; it reached the shore near present-day Galveston, Texas. The survivors lived among the natives of the region for four years, and Cabeza de Vaca carved out roles as a trader and a healer in the community. In 1532 he and the other three surviving members of his original party set out for Mexico, where they hoped to connect with other representatives of the Spanish empire. They traveled through Texas, and possibly what are now New Mexico and Arizona, before arriving in northern Mexico in 1536, where they met up with fellow Spaniards, who were in the region to capture slaves. Cabeza de Vaca deplored the Spanish explorers' treatment of Indians, and when he returned home in 1537 he advocated for changes in Spain's policy. After a brief term as governor of a province in Mexico, he became a judge in Seville, Spain, a position he occupied for the remainder of his life.

Why did Cabeza de Vaca put off his start for the land of the Christians year after year?
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The highest peak is about seventy-five feet above the bay." These were all members of Dorantes' party who visited Cabeza de Vaca when he was ill on the mainland.

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Cabeza de Vaca was born into the Spanish nobility in 1490. Little of his early life is known, except that he made his career in the military. In early 1527 he left Spain as a part of a royal expedition intended to occupy the mainland of North America.

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The time having run out, we left that place with the fleet, and arrived at the port of Lisbon on the ninth of August, on the vespers of the day of our master Saint Lawrence, in the year one thousand five hundred and thirty-seven.That what I have stated in my foregoing narrative is true, I subscribe with my name.CABEZA DE VACA.The narrative here ended is signed with his name and arms.Since giving this circumstantial account of events attending the voyage to Florida, the invasion, and our going out thence until the arrival in these realms, I desire to state what became of the ships and of the people who remained with them.

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Dorantes' boat was therefore cast ashore the day before the landing of Cabeza de Vaca's party. About four miles. Pánuco, previously referred to. The edition of 1542 omits the last two words.

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In March of 1513, de Leon sailed into the headed toward ,then considered by slave hunters and fishermen to be a large island. If Florida was not an island in the Bahamas, Ponce de Leon could probably develop it without the interference of Diego Columbus. He wasseeking a spiritual rebirth and a return to his status as a great leader with new not aphysical rebirth with some wonder water. Although many included the King believed in a Fountain of Youth, Ponce de Leon did not even mention such a place in any of his reports. Later Spanish historians noted Ponce de Leon's quest for the fantastic spring, but none of his writings discuss the Fountain of Youth.


See Mooney in , 1898. This is the first printed reference to the bison. In an article on the wanderings of Cabeza de Vaca, by Ponton and McFarland (, I.