The Indians turned to me. At Sevilla in my youth, as I have said, I saw the heretics burning in the arms of the iron prophets.
At sunset they repeat the gesture. Believing that on the page of history we would share the glory of Cortes and his murderous band Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst.
They did it so swiftly and with so much audacity as to set fire to the lodges we occupied, but when we sallied forth they fled to the lagoons nearby, on account of which and of the big corn patches, we could not do them any harm beyond killing one Indian.
We marched until sunset, reaching an inlet or arm of the sea Bayou George, above Panama Citywhere we found plenty of oysters on which the people feasted, and we gave many thanks to God for bringing us there.
Everywhere there are many lagoons, large and small, some very difficult to cross, partly because they are so deep, partly because they are covered with fallen trees. Our march was extremely difficult, for neither had we horses enough to carry the sick, nor did we know how to relieve them.
The women do the hard work. We had been a proud band, relying on our united strength, our armor, and our horses. Neither was there anybody to instruct us in shipbuilding, and, above all, there was nothing to eat, while the work was going on, for those who would have to perform the task.
And a sunset, on a plain between very high mountains, with a people who for four months of the year eat only powdered straw They wore the hair loose and very long, and were clothed in robes of marten, of the kind we had obtained previously, some of them done up in a very strange fashion, because they showed patterns of fawn-colored furs that looked very well.
If the Indians had wished to oppose us, they could have easily impeded our passage, for even with their help we had much trouble. Map of La Florida, And yet he pictured himself another Cortes, he pictured another Tenochtitlan concealed in the fronds of Florida.
The last one he gave to the inspector and to me, with forty-nine men, and, after clothing and supplies were put on board, the sides of the barges only rose half a foot above the water. The people on board of the ships and those he found were so terrified by what had happened that they were afraid to set to sea again in winter and begged the Governor to remain there for that season, and he, seeing their good will and that of the inhabitants, wintered at that place.
That bay from which we started is called the Bay of the Horses. But Esquivel refused, saying he had heard from the monks that Panuco was in their rear, and so he remained, while Figueroa went back to the coast where he formerly had been.
The next day Easter Sunday, the 12th of April, the Indians of that village came, and, although they spoke to us, as we had no interpreters we did not understand them; but they made many gestures and threats, and it seemed as if they beckoned to us to leave the country.
The rest of us, as naked as we had been born, had lost everything, and while it was not worth much, to us it meant a great deal. Most of the horsemen began to leave in secret, hoping thus to save themselves, forsaking the Governor and the sick, who were helpless.
We inquired about the country further on and the sustenance that might be found in it.
Those who were with him seized the cacique, but as his people were so near he escaped, leaving in our hands a robe of marten-ermine skin, which, I believe, are the finest in the world and give out an odor like amber and musk. The survivors also were very near death.
Making his argument even stronger, Cabeza de Vaca uses logos in the chapter. And other days they came to visit us again with the same as the other time. Some of the men, who had been to New Spain, answered that it would be unwise, as, once at their abode, they might sacrifice us to their idols.
Andres Dorantes said that for many days he had been urging Castillo and Estevanico to go further on, but they did not risk it, being unable to swim and afraid of the rivers and inlets that had to be crossed so often in that country.
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At the same time there came a canoe from the town conveying a letter from a person residing there. What is known as the “joint report” was written by the three Spanish “noblemen,” Cabeza de Vaca, Andrés Dorantes de Carranza, and Alonso de Castillo Maldonado. Of these men, Cabeza de Vaca emerged historically as the primary spokesperson, as he was the second in command and treasurer of the overall Narváez expedition.
Alva Nunez Cabeza de Vaca’s life after eight years of being “trapped” in a foreign land he knew nothing about could have possibly changed his life and aspect of life. This film, entitled by the main characters name, Cabeza de Vaca, was a true story about Alva’s time spent in Florida.
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