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Barefoot conquistador : Cabeza de Vaca and the struggle for Native American rights

Author: Diana Childress
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Spanish nobleman Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, who joined an expedition to the New World in 1527. The expedition met with disaster after disaster, eventually leading Cabeza de Vaca to a seven-year stay among the Indians, first as a captive, then as a trader and healer. He came to believe that the Indians should be converted to Christianity with kindness and later attempted to put his ideas into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Childress
ISBN: 9780822575177 0822575175
OCLC Number: 141187884
Description: 160 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: Shipwrecked --
Caballero of Jerez --
Conquering the new world --
Preparing for the entrada --
Across the Atlantic to the Indies --
Expedition to disaster --
Stranded in Texas --
Escape from Malhado --
Among the Avavares --
Crossing the country --
Rescue and betrayal --
Return to Spain --
New assignment --
Blazing a trail to Asuncion --
Humane conquistador --
Quest for gold --
Conquistador in chains --
Trial and vindication --
Epilogue: What happened to the others --
Map of Cabeza de Vaca's travels --
Source notes --
Bibliography --
Further reading and websites --
Index.
Responsibility: Diana Childress.
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The story of Spanish nobleman Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, who joined an expedition to the New World in 1527. The expedition met with disaster after disaster, eventually leading Cabeza de Vaca to a seven-year stay among the Indians, first as a captive, then as a trader and healer. He came to believe that the Indians should be converted to Christianity with kindness and later attempted to put his ideas into practice.

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