The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 68 of 253
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THE JOURNEY OF
found) without any doubt they would hawe
done us great harm. At the last onset
the Captains Dorantes, Pefialosa and Tellez,
with fifteen men, placed themselves in am-
bush and attacked them from the rear, caus-
ing them to flee and leave us. The next
morning I destroyed more than thirty of
their canoes, which served to protect us
against a northern wind then blowing, on
account of which we had to stay there, in
the severe cold, not venturing out to sea on
account of the heavy storm. After this we
again embarked and navigated for three
days, having taken along but a small supply
of water, the vessels we had for it being
few. So we found ourselves in the same
plight as before.
Continuing onward, we entered a firth
and there saw a canoe with Indians ap-
proaching. As we hailed them they came,
and the Governor, whose barge they neared
first, asked them for water. They offered
to get some, provided we gave them
something in which to carry it, and a
Christian Greek, called Doroteo Teodoro
(who has already been mentioned), said he
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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/m1/68/: accessed June 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .