The Resource Castaways : the narrative of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, edited by Enrique Pupo-Walker ; translated by Frances M. López-Morillas

Castaways : the narrative of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, edited by Enrique Pupo-Walker ; translated by Frances M. López-Morillas

Label
Castaways : the narrative of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Title
Castaways
Title remainder
the narrative of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Statement of responsibility
edited by Enrique Pupo-Walker ; translated by Frances M. López-Morillas
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Castaways (or Naufragios) is the first major narrative of the exploration of North America by Europeans (1528-1536). It is also an enthralling story of adventure and survival against unimaginable odds. Its author, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, a fortune-seeking sixteenth-century Spanish nobleman, was the treasurer of an expedition to claim for the Spanish Crown a vast area that includes today's Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. A shipwreck forced him and a handful of men to make the long journey to the West coast, where they would meet up with Hernan Cortes, on foot. They endured unspeakable hardships, some of them surviving only by eating the dead. Others, including Cabeza de Vaca joined native peoples he met along the way, learning their languages and practices, and serving them as a slave and later as a physician. When after eight years he finally reached the West, he was not recognized by his compatriots. Cabeza de Vaca displays great interest in the cultures - so alien to his own - of the native peoples he encountered on his odyssey, observing their customs and belief systems with a degree of sophistication and sensitivity unusual in the conquistador. As he forged intimate bonds with some of them, sharing their brutal living conditions and curing their sick, he found himself on a voyage of self-discovery that was to make his reunion with his fellow Spaniards less joyful than expected. Cabeza de Vaca's narrative is a marvelously gripping story, but it is also much more. It is a first-hand account of sixteenth-century Spanish colonization, of the encounter between the conquistador and the Native American, of the aspirations and fears of exploration. It is a trove of ethnographic information, its descriptions and interpretations of native peoples' cultures making it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology. And it is a masterpiece of exploration writing, its author keenly aware of the fictive thrust that often energizes the writing of history
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
active 16th century
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E125.N9
LC item number
A3 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pupo-Walker, Enrique
Series statement
Latin American literature and culture
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar
  • Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Álvar
  • Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar
  • America
  • America
  • Southwestern States
  • Amérique
  • États-Unis (sud-ouest)
  • America
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Indians of North America
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Explorateurs
  • Explorateurs
  • Discovery and exploration, Spanish
  • Explorers
  • Indians of North America
  • Travel
Label
Castaways : the narrative of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, edited by Enrique Pupo-Walker ; translated by Frances M. López-Morillas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Relación y comentarios
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How the governor arrived at the port of Jagua and brought a pilot with him
  • 3.
  • How we reached Florida
  • 4.
  • How we marched inland
  • 5.
  • How the governor left the ships
  • 6.
  • How we reached Apalachee
  • 7.
  • List of illustrations
  • Of the manner of the land
  • 8.
  • How we departed from Aute
  • 9.
  • How we departed from the Bay of Horses
  • 10.
  • Of the fight we had with the Indians
  • 11.
  • Of what befell Lope de Oviedo with some Indians
  • 12.
  • Editor's foreword
  • How the Indians brought us food
  • 13.
  • How we had news of other Christians
  • 14.
  • How four Christians departed
  • 15.
  • What befell us in the Isle of Ill Fortune
  • 16.
  • How the Christians departed from the Isle of Ill Fortune --
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Prologue
  • 1.
  • Which recounts when the fleet sailed, and the officers and men who went in it
  • 2.
  • 21.
  • How we cured some sufferers there
  • 22.
  • How they brought us more sick folk next day
  • 23.
  • How we departed after eating the dogs
  • 24.
  • Of the customs of the Indians of that land
  • 25.
  • Of the Indians' readiness to use arms
  • ch. 17.
  • 26.
  • Of the tribes and their languages
  • 27.
  • How we moved and were well received
  • 28.
  • Of another new custom
  • 29.
  • How some Indians robbed the others
  • 30.
  • How the custom of receiving us changed
  • How the Indians came and brought Andrés Dorantes and Castillo and Estebanico
  • 31.
  • How we followed the maize road
  • 32.
  • How they gave us hearts of deer
  • 33.
  • How we saw traces of Christians
  • 34.
  • How I sent for the Christians
  • 35.
  • How the mayor received us well on the night we arrived
  • 18.
  • 36.
  • How we caused churches to be built in that land
  • 37.
  • Of what befell when I decided to return
  • 38.
  • What befell the others who went to the Indies
  • Appendix A : Note on the text
  • Appendix B : The American cultures described in Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios
  • Notes
  • Select bibliography
  • Of the report given to Figueroa by Esquivel
  • Index
  • 19.
  • How the Indians separated us
  • 20.
  • How we escaped
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxx, 158 p.
Isbn
9780520070622
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92025645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26263563
  • (OCoLC)ocm26263563
Label
Castaways : the narrative of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, edited by Enrique Pupo-Walker ; translated by Frances M. López-Morillas
Publication
Note
Translation of: Relación y comentarios
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How the governor arrived at the port of Jagua and brought a pilot with him
  • 3.
  • How we reached Florida
  • 4.
  • How we marched inland
  • 5.
  • How the governor left the ships
  • 6.
  • How we reached Apalachee
  • 7.
  • List of illustrations
  • Of the manner of the land
  • 8.
  • How we departed from Aute
  • 9.
  • How we departed from the Bay of Horses
  • 10.
  • Of the fight we had with the Indians
  • 11.
  • Of what befell Lope de Oviedo with some Indians
  • 12.
  • Editor's foreword
  • How the Indians brought us food
  • 13.
  • How we had news of other Christians
  • 14.
  • How four Christians departed
  • 15.
  • What befell us in the Isle of Ill Fortune
  • 16.
  • How the Christians departed from the Isle of Ill Fortune --
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Prologue
  • 1.
  • Which recounts when the fleet sailed, and the officers and men who went in it
  • 2.
  • 21.
  • How we cured some sufferers there
  • 22.
  • How they brought us more sick folk next day
  • 23.
  • How we departed after eating the dogs
  • 24.
  • Of the customs of the Indians of that land
  • 25.
  • Of the Indians' readiness to use arms
  • ch. 17.
  • 26.
  • Of the tribes and their languages
  • 27.
  • How we moved and were well received
  • 28.
  • Of another new custom
  • 29.
  • How some Indians robbed the others
  • 30.
  • How the custom of receiving us changed
  • How the Indians came and brought Andrés Dorantes and Castillo and Estebanico
  • 31.
  • How we followed the maize road
  • 32.
  • How they gave us hearts of deer
  • 33.
  • How we saw traces of Christians
  • 34.
  • How I sent for the Christians
  • 35.
  • How the mayor received us well on the night we arrived
  • 18.
  • 36.
  • How we caused churches to be built in that land
  • 37.
  • Of what befell when I decided to return
  • 38.
  • What befell the others who went to the Indies
  • Appendix A : Note on the text
  • Appendix B : The American cultures described in Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios
  • Notes
  • Select bibliography
  • Of the report given to Figueroa by Esquivel
  • Index
  • 19.
  • How the Indians separated us
  • 20.
  • How we escaped
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxx, 158 p.
Isbn
9780520070622
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92025645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26263563
  • (OCoLC)ocm26263563

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