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Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition

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Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
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This story of survival is the first major narrative of the exploration of North America by Europeans (1528-1536). The author, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain the vast area of today's southern Unived States. A shipwreck forced him and a handful of men to make the long westward journey on foot from the present day Florida via Louisiana and Texas to California. In order to survive, Cabeza de Vaca joined native peoples along the way, learning their languages and practices, serving them as a slave and later as a physician. The narrative is a trove of ethnographic information, with descriptions and interpretations of native cultures that make it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology.

Author Biography

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.
Release date NZ
June 25th, 2002
Country of Publication
Australia
Edition
Annotated edition
Illustrations
Illustrations, 1 map
Imprint
Penguin Books Australia
Pages
160
Dimensions
131x199x10
ISBN-13
9780142437070
Product ID
1660655

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