With such efforts we travelled until the day after St. When it happened among these people, as it had likewise among others whom we left behind, that a piece of meat was given us, we ate it raw; for if we had put it to roast, the first native that should come along would have taken it off and devoured it; and it appeared to us not well to expose it to this risk; besides we were in such condition it would have given us pain to eat it roasted, and we could not have digested it so well as raw. This trade suited me well because it gave me liberty to go wherever I pleased; I was not bound to do anything and no longer a slave. What befell us among the people of Malhado. Along the way, three of the rafts sank, including the one that Narváez was riding upon, when it was suddenly blown out to sea in November, 1528.
The peel is beaten to powder. Hurricane at Trinidad, account of, 16 ; visited the Autillas, 18. It's hard to put a rating on this, since it is a narrative of events, not intended to be literary. This is of greatest value among them, besides shell-beads and other objects. Afterward we doubled the Cape of Sant Anton and sailed with contrary winds as far as twelve leagues off Habana, and when, on the following day, we attempted to enter, a southerly storm drove us away, so that we crossed to the coast of Florida, sighting land on Tuesday, the 12th day of the month of April.
The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and His Companions from Florida to the Pacific 1528-1536. And those who received us, as soon as they had touched our bodies, returned to their houses on a run, then came again, and never stopped running back and forth. They said they could take us where there was some; so they brought us to their town near by, at the head of the bay, and showed us a little corn not yet fit for gathering. The four Christians being gone, after a few days such cold and tempestuous weather succeeded that the Indians could not pull up roots, the cane weirs in which they took fish no longer yielded any thing, and the houses being very open, our people began to die. Chiapa, bishop of, his account of Panphilo de Narvaez, 99.
De los Covos, Francisco, 223. They also drink something which they extract from leaves of trees, like unto water-oak, toasting them on the fire in a vessel like a low-necked bottle. Nothing so terrible as this storm, had been seen in those parts before. When we got across, there came towards us some two hundred Indians, more or less; the Governor went to meet them, and after he talked to them by signs they acted in such a manner that we were obliged to set upon them and seize five or six, who took us to their houses, about half a league from there, where we found a large quantity of corn ready for harvest. The next day, which was the 1st of May, the Governor took aside the commissary, the purser, the inspector, myself, a sailor called Bartolomé Fernandez and a notary by the name of Jeronimo de Albaniz, and told us that he had in mind to penetrate inland, while the vessels should follow the coast as far as the harbor; since the pilots said and believed that, if they went in the direction of the Palms they would reach it soon.
I would scrape them a very great deal and eat the scraps, which would sustain me two or three days. We gave them beads and hawk-bells, and each of them gave me an arrow, which is a pledge of friendship. In the evening they returned and brought us more fish and some of the same roots, and they brought their women and children to look at us. Duty, free, on horses, arms, etc. Some of those people, including Mary Rowlandson, Alvar Núñez Cabeza deVaca, and Mary Jemison, went on to write about their ordeal, and these experiences have both similarities and differences.
The fashion of receiving us changes. The inspector and two others clung to her to save themselves, but the contrary happened; they got underneath the barge and were drowned. He resented his treatment and planned to run away to a neighboring tribe. These tidings obtained, seeing our slender means, and condition for exploring the coast, I went back to the Governor. As we brought little water and the vessels were few, we were reduced to the last extremity. His book was wr This is a fascinating first-hand account of Cabeza de Vaca's wandering exploration of North America in the early 1500s. Therefore he ordered a certain Captain Pantoja to go thither with his craft and directed me to accompany him for the sake of control, while he remained with four ships, having purchased one on the Island of Santo Domingo.
The inducement is evident and powerful : men do not pursue together the same career without motive, and strangers are observed to strive with those who are equally impelled by religion and loyalty. I was worried the Breathtaking, amazing. The country where we came on shore to this town and region of Apalachen is for the most part level, the ground of sand and stiff earth. In this way they kill many. They killed the inspector's horse, but finally fled and left us.
Jomard, ancient charts published by, 56. Pearl river and Mobile bay, territory between, probably the scene of Cabeqa de Vaca's six years' captivity, 235. Geografea de las Lenguas y Carta Etnografia de Mexico, 163. Oysters, 81 ; abundant, 41 ; feet cut with, 30 ; Indians' food for quar ter of the year, 77, 79. To me, one only duty remains, to present a relation of what was seen and heard in the ten years I wandered lost and in privation through many and remote lands. Feet cut with oysters, in wading, 30.