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Book Title: Cabeza de Vaca's Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America|
Date of issue: November 15th 2009
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The author of the book: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.91 MB
Edition: Red and Black Publishers
Read full description of the books Cabeza de Vaca's Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America:The volume I've read is not actually in the goodreads database, so I'm marking this one as the closest to what I've read. It's hard to put a rating on this, since it is a narrative of events, not intended to be literary. The writing is mundane, but it provides interesting insight into this failed expedition. Cabeza de Vaca invokes thanks to god about every 3 to 4 pages, presumably for sparing him from death, even though hundreds around him die, and he suffers starvation, disease, and numerous other hardships. He constantly speaks about Christians vs everyone else, and I was struck how often those Christians were involved in slavery, murder, and general exploitation of the non-Christians. Also interesting was how the modern concept held by some people that hunter-gatherers had so much free time due to the abundance of food and game is completely destroyed by the abject poverty and near-starvation that the vast majority of these tribes lived. I can't say I enjoyed this book, but it was worth reading.
Read information about the authorÁlvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. During eight years of traveling across the US Southwest, he became a trader and faith healer to various Native American tribes before reconnecting with Spanish colonial forces in Mexico in 1536. After returning to Spain in 1537, he wrote an account, first published in 1542 as La Relación ("The Relation", or in more modern terms "The Account"), which in later editions was retitled Naufragios ("Shipwrecks"). Cabeza de Vaca has been considered notable as a proto-anthropologist for his detailed accounts of the many tribes of American Indians that he encountered.
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