The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 6 of 253
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HIS volume offers the original nar-
rative of the first white man tacross
North America. The remarkable
journey of Alvar Nufiez Cabeza de Vaca,
Andres Dorantes, Alonso del Castillo Mal-
donado, and the Moor Estevanico, from
Florida to Northwestern Mexico (Sonora
and Sinaloa), near the Pacific coast, ante-
dates the expeditions of Coronado and De
Soto, whose histories have already been pub-
lished in The Trail-Makers. Nevertheless,
it is proper to publish his narrative later.
Compared with either of them, the journey
of Cabeza de Vaca and his companions is an
episode, important, but an incident brought
about by a disastrous failure. This history
describes the only-and comparatively
meagre-results of the expedition under-
taken by Pamfilo de Narvaez in 1527, and
an outcome which had nothing more to do
with Narvaez and his ill-conducted scheme.
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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/m1/6/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .