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in Mexico, and entered, in 1538, into an
agreement with the Viceroy for a journey of
exploration to the north or Sinaloa. It was
never carried out. Lastly the "negro,"
Estevanico was an Arab Moor, from the
town of Azamor, on the Atlantic coast of
Morocco. It is therefore not unlikely that
he was not a' negro proper, but from one or
the other of the tribes of the desert. His
subsequent fate is well known. As guide
and advance scout of Father Marcos, of
Nizza, he became the victim. of his own
imprudence, or lack of understanding of
the differences in customs and beliefs be-
tween Indian tribes far distant from each
It is well known that Cabeza de Vaca
wrote two principal works, both of which
were published at Valladolid in 1555 by
Francisco Fernandez de C6rdova. The first
one of these two books is a second issue of
the one translated here. The other gives an
account of his vicissitudes in Paraguay and
what is now the Argentine Republic, and
bears the title of Comentarios de Alvar
Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Adelaztado y Gob-
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Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Núñez. The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3001/m1/12/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .