The Resource The South American expeditions, 1540-1545, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated with notes by Baker H. Morrow

The South American expeditions, 1540-1545, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated with notes by Baker H. Morrow

The South American expeditions, 1540-1545
The South American expeditions, 1540-1545
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Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated with notes by Baker H. Morrow
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
This book is one of the great first-person accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century. Morrow's new translation makes Cabeza de Vaca's adventures available to a wide English-speaking audience for the first time
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The South American expeditions, 1540-1545, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated with notes by Baker H. Morrow
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Translator's Note; Translator's Acknowledgments; 1: A Word About the Commentaries of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; 2: We Leave the Island of Cape Verde; 3: The Governor and His Fleet Arrive at Santa Catalina, in Brazil, Where the Company Disembarks; 4: Nine Christians Come to the Island; 5: The Governor Makes Haste on His Journey; 6: The Governor and His People Begin Their First Ventures into the Interior; 7: What the Governor and His People Went By Along the Road, and What Sort of Country It Is
  • 14: The Spaniards Who had Fallen Ill on the Río de Piqueri Arrive in the City of Asunción15: The Governor Sends Help to the People Who Had Gone in His Flagship to Buenos Aires to Assist in the Resettlement of That Port; 16: They Kill the Enemies They Capture, and Then Eat Them; 17: The Governor Concludes a Peace with the Agaces Tribe; 18: The Settlers Complain About Your Majesty's Officials to the Governor; 19: They Complain About the Guaycuru Indians to the Governor; 20: The Governor Asks for More Details About the Complaint
  • 21: The Governor and His People Cross the River, and Two Christians Drown22: Spies Go Out by Order of the Governor to Follow the Guaycuru Indians; 23: Following the Enemy, the Governor is Advised that They Are Just Ahead; 24: A Jaguar Causes an Uproar Between the Spaniards and the Indians; 25: The Governor and His Men Catch Up with the Enemy; 26: The Governor Breaks His Enemies; 27: The Governor Returns to the City of Asunción with All His Men; 28: The Agaces Indians Break the Peace; 29: The Governor Sets One of the Guaycuru Prisoners Free and Sends Him to Fetch the Others
  • 30: The Guaycurues Come to Give Their Allegiance to His Majesty31: The Governor, Making Peace with the Guaycurues, Returns His Prisoners; 32: The Aperues Indians Come to Make Peace and Give Their Allegiance; 33: Sentence Is Passed on the Agaces, with an Opinion Offered by the Clerics, the Captains, and Your Majesty's Officials; 34: The Governor Again Helps the People of Buenos Aires; 35: Three Christians and Some Indians Come Back from Their Explorations; 36: Boards Are Cut for Brigantines and a Caravel; 37: The Indians of the Countryside Return to Be of Service
  • 8: Hardships Along the Way for the Governor and His People, and the Kinds of Pines and Pine Cones in That Land9: The Explorers Starve, but Save Themselves with Worms, Which They Get from Some Canes; 10: The Indians Are Afraid of Horses; 11: The Governor Travels by Canoe on the Río de Iguaza, and the Men Carry their Canoes on Their Shoulders for a League to Bypass a Bad Stretch of the River at Some Rapids; 12: They Make Rafts to Carry the Sick; 13: The Governor Arrives at the City of Asunción, Where He Finds the Christian Spaniards He Had Come to Help
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  • (OCoLC)762324968
  • pebcs0826350658

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