Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

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Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

Post  ebeli on Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:23 pm

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was an explorer of Spain; he was born in Jerez in the year 1490. In the year 1527he was part of an expedition that was going to look for gold, in this expedition there were 300 men and the captain of the expedition was Pánfilo of Narváez. They arrived in Tampa's bay in April of in the year 1528, and then they traveled to Mexico. Little by little many of the men who were in the expedition were dying, because of diseases, hunger ECT. In addition, for this reason Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Baca became chief. In one of the islands, a few Indians barred him. after 6 years kidnapped, Álvar Núñez Cabeza De Baca and three men who were part of the expedition escape from the Indians 1535, And they traveled the American and north Southwest of Mexico and after walking for more the 8 years they arrived in a little town by the river Sinaloa. When he returned to Spain in 1537, the crown named him as Anticipated Governor of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate. In the years 1541 and 1542 he was in an expedition that crossed 1.600 km, in the south, which is today Brazil, up to Asuncion. He discovered the Cataracts of the Iguazú. They arrested him and returned to Spain because he was not happy about how they were treating the Indians. From Spain, they translated him to Africa. After 10 years, in the year Philip II excused him. He became presidents of the supreme court of Seville. Álvar Núñez Cabeza of Baca died in the year 1560 in Seville. He wrote statements and stories on his experiences in the expeditions that I take part in his work Álvar Núñez's Shipwrecks Cabeza de Vaca, Anticipated Governor of the River Plate. Rolling Eyes

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Post  Lisa Ella Humenberger on Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:38 pm

It was amazing though that he walked all the way from Florida to Mexico. Its also amazing how one guy can make so many expeditions in his entire lifetime.
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