English Class: American Literature

Two Accounts Of The Americas

In 1537 Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca wrote his memoir, La Relación. In it he recounts many of the adventures he faced on the ten-year long expedition in the Americas. After leaving Spain in 1527 many tragedies befell the expedition, and of the initial 300 men that landed in Florida only Cabeza de Vaca and three others made it… Continue reading Two Accounts Of The Americas

English Class: American Literature

Cabeza de Vaca’s Experiences in The Americas

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain sometime around the year 1490. He became a Spanish soldier, eventually joining the Narváez expedition in 1527 as second in command. This expedition, with Pánfilo de Narváez in command, was intended to explore and colonize Florida. The fleet of five ships set sail… Continue reading Cabeza de Vaca’s Experiences in The Americas