"A Journey Through Texas" Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Caden Peterman, Caleb McCarty, and Kyle Parris
An exploration narrative that involves Spanish explorers that scare the Native Americans due to their seemingly magical powers.
Alvar Nunez and his men are on a long journey west through Texas. They pass many different tribes on their way and all of them are welcoming. They will do whatever the Spanish say in order to keep them from getting angry. They continue moving towards the sunset after stopping and come to a long amount of days of limited food until reaching permanent houses with many gifts.
"They entreated us to be angry no longer, because, even if it was their death, they would take us anywhere we chose" (p. 43).
"and after going a league and a half met the negro and the people that came to receive us, who gave us beans and many squashes to eat" (p. 45).
"and so endured these seventeen days, at the end of which we crossed the river and marched for seventeen days more" (p. 46).