ISBN-10: 1161420142

ISBN-13: 9781161420142

ISBN-10: 1419104845

ISBN-13: 9781419104848

In 1527, Cabeza de Vaca served as second-in-command of an day trip to the new-found territory of Florida. After touchdown in what's now Tampa Bay, the day trip acquired separated from their ships. misplaced, ravenous, deserted by way of their excursion chief, Vaca, after generating makeshift barges from neighborhood wooden, led the others through sea to Galveston Island. Wrecked there in a storm, they made their method overland so far as Oklahoma and New Mexico, ultimately achieving Mexico urban ten years later -- with basically Vaca and 4 others surviving the adventure. this is often Vaca's personal account, written in 1542, of the 1st Europeans to trip via Florida and the Gulf Coast.

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