The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 70 of 253
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THE JOURNEY OF
those of whom we have before spoken. They
wore the hair loose and very long, and were
clothed in robes of marten, of the kind we
had obtained previously, some of them done
up in a very strange fashion, because they
showed patterns of fawn-colored furs that
looked very well.
They entreated us to go with them, and
said that they would give us the Christians,
water and many other things, and more
canoes kept coming towards us, trying to
block the mouth of that inlet, and for this
reason, as well as because the land appeared
very dangerous to remain in, we took again
to sea, where we stayed with them till noon.
And as they would not return the Chris-
tians, and for that reason neither would we
give up the Indians, they began to throw
stones at us with slings, and darts, threaten-
ing to shoot arrows, although we did not see
more than three or four bows.
While thus engaged the wind freshened
and they turned about and left us. We navi-
gated that day until nightfall, when my
bark, which was the foremost, discovered a
promontory made by the coast. At the other
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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/m1/70/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .