The South American Expeditions, 1540-1545.
By: Morrow, Baker H.
Contributor(s): Cabeza de Vaca, Álvar Núñez.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (266 p.).ISBN: 9780826350657.Subject(s): Governors -- Rio de la Plata Region (Argentina and Uruguay) -- Biography | Nu´n~ez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, 16th cent | Rio de la Plata Region (Argentina and Uruguay) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800 | Rio de la Plata Region (Argentina and Uruguay) -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish | South America -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800 | South America -- Discovery and exploration -- SpanishGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The South American Expeditions, 1540-1545DDC classification: 980.013 | 980/.013 LOC classification: E125.N9 A3 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Translator's Note; Translator's Acknowledgments; 1: A Word About the Commentaries of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; 2: We Leave the Island of Cape Verde; 3: The Governor and His Fleet Arrive at Santa Catalina, in Brazil, Where the Company Disembarks; 4: Nine Christians Come to the Island; 5: The Governor Makes Haste on His Journey; 6: The Governor and His People Begin Their First Ventures into the Interior; 7: What the Governor and His People Went By Along the Road, and What Sort of Country It Is
8: Hardships Along the Way for the Governor and His People, and the Kinds of Pines and Pine Cones in That Land9: The Explorers Starve, but Save Themselves with Worms, Which They Get from Some Canes; 10: The Indians Are Afraid of Horses; 11: The Governor Travels by Canoe on the Río de Iguaza, and the Men Carry their Canoes on Their Shoulders for a League to Bypass a Bad Stretch of the River at Some Rapids; 12: They Make Rafts to Carry the Sick; 13: The Governor Arrives at the City of Asunción, Where He Finds the Christian Spaniards He Had Come to Help
14: The Spaniards Who had Fallen Ill on the Río de Piqueri Arrive in the City of Asunción15: The Governor Sends Help to the People Who Had Gone in His Flagship to Buenos Aires to Assist in the Resettlement of That Port; 16: They Kill the Enemies They Capture, and Then Eat Them; 17: The Governor Concludes a Peace with the Agaces Tribe; 18: The Settlers Complain About Your Majesty's Officials to the Governor; 19: They Complain About the Guaycuru Indians to the Governor; 20: The Governor Asks for More Details About the Complaint
21: The Governor and His People Cross the River, and Two Christians Drown22: Spies Go Out by Order of the Governor to Follow the Guaycuru Indians; 23: Following the Enemy, the Governor is Advised that They Are Just Ahead; 24: A Jaguar Causes an Uproar Between the Spaniards and the Indians; 25: The Governor and His Men Catch Up with the Enemy; 26: The Governor Breaks His Enemies; 27: The Governor Returns to the City of Asunción with All His Men; 28: The Agaces Indians Break the Peace; 29: The Governor Sets One of the Guaycuru Prisoners Free and Sends Him to Fetch the Others
30: The Guaycurues Come to Give Their Allegiance to His Majesty31: The Governor, Making Peace with the Guaycurues, Returns His Prisoners; 32: The Aperues Indians Come to Make Peace and Give Their Allegiance; 33: Sentence Is Passed on the Agaces, with an Opinion Offered by the Clerics, the Captains, and Your Majesty's Officials; 34: The Governor Again Helps the People of Buenos Aires; 35: Three Christians and Some Indians Come Back from Their Explorations; 36: Boards Are Cut for Brigantines and a Caravel; 37: The Indians of the Countryside Return to Be of Service
38: The Town of Asunción Burns
This book is one of the great first-person accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century. Morrow's new translation makes Cabeza de Vaca's adventures available to a wide English-speaking audience for the first time.
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