We Asked for Nothing

We Asked for Nothing

The Remarkable Journey of Cabeza De Vaca

Book - 2003
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The explorer who discovered his own humanity.

In 1528, the conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca escaped a hostile reception in Florida only to be shipwrecked off the coast of Texas. For the next eight years, he lived among the native tribes of the Southwest while he journeyed towards the safety of the Spanish settlements in Mexico. He and three companions survived starvation, sickness and slavery thanks to the generosity of native peoples along the way.

When Cabeza de Vaca finally reached the Spanish, he was a changed man and led the struggle against the feudal-like exploitation of the New World populations. Stuart Waldman tells the fascinating story of two journeys: one covering 2,500 miles through unexplored territory, the other the transformation of a man's heart.

Excerpts from Cabeza de Vaca's journals make the reader's immersion into this mystifying world complete. The gatefold map allows the reader to follow the journey while reading.

Publisher: New York : Mikaya Press, c2003.
ISBN: 9781931414074
Branch Call Number: j 970.016 NUNEZ CA
Characteristics: 46 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: McNeely, Tom


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