The Incredible Journey of Cabeza De Vaca (1527-1536)

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In 1536, when slave catchers near modern day Culiacán, Mexico, saw four bedraggled travellers approach them in the desert heat, they were shocked to discover that the men were Christians, and spoke Spanish. They were the last surviving members of the ill-fated Narváez expedition to Florida in 1527 and they had lived in the wild expanse of North America, cut off from their homeland and the rest of civilisation as they knew it, for the last nine years…

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Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, La Relacion (1542)
Bartolomé de las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (1552)
Matthew Restall, Seven Myths of the Spanish conquest (2003)
Charles C. Mann, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (2005)
Charles C. Mann, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (2011)

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