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Andrés Reséndez's A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca PDF

By Andrés Reséndez

In 1528, a venture set out from Spain to colonize Florida. however the day trip went horribly flawed: not on time by way of a typhoon, knocked off track by means of a vast mistakes of navigation, and finally doomed through a disastrous choice to split the lads from their ships, the venture quick grew to become a determined trip of survival.

Of the 3 hundred males who had launched into the adventure, purely 4 survived—three Spaniards and an African slave. This tiny band persevered a terrible march via Florida, a harrowing raft passage around the Louisiana coast, and years of enslavement within the American Southwest. They journeyed for nearly ten years looking for the Pacific Ocean that will consultant them domestic, and so they have been ceaselessly replaced by way of their event. the lads lived with various nomadic Indians and discovered a number of indigenous languages. They observed lands, peoples, crops, and animals that no outsider had ever visible sooner than.

In this spell binding story of 4 castaways wandering in an unknown land, Andrés Reséndez brings to lifestyles the tremendous, dynamic international of North the USA quite a few years earlier than eu settlers could rework it forever.

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