Our Voices: Spanish and Latino Figures of American History: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: Explorer of the American Southwest, 1st Edition

  • Sandra Colmenares
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1508184283
  • ISBN-13: 9781508184287
  • DDC: 970.01
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The story of Spanish explorer Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca brims with his adventures and misadventures throughout the North American Southwest. As of the sixteenth century, no European had journeyed over such a large extension of territory, from the Florida Peninsula to northern Mexico, and survived. This lively and informative volume goes on to examine his eight years of wandering in this unknown land, during which he learned natural medicine from the American natives and became a curandero, learned their languages, and served as a trader and peacemaker among different tribes. Vibrant illustrations complement and expand on this memorable, but often overlooked story.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Origins of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca.
2: Loyalty Pays off.
3: Exploring, Conquering, and Populating La Florida.
4: Lost and Outcasts.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.