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

By Andrés Reséndez

In 1528, a venture set out from Spain to colonize Florida. however the excursion went horribly fallacious: not on time via a typhoon, knocked off track through a significant errors of navigation, and eventually doomed by means of a disastrous choice to split the lads from their ships, the project fast 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 persisted 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 without end replaced via their event. the lads lived with numerous nomadic Indians and discovered a number of indigenous languages. They observed lands, peoples, vegetation, and animals that no outsider had ever obvious ahead of.

In this mesmerizing story of 4 castaways wandering in an unknown land, Andrés Reséndez brings to existence the enormous, dynamic global of North the USA quite a few years ahead of eu settlers might remodel it forever.

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