The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 77 of 253
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ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA
that the land belonged to Christians, and so
he told us. I sent him again to look and
examine more closely if there were any
Worn trails, and not to go too far so as not
to run into danger. He went, found a foot-
path, followed it for about one-half league,
and saw several Indian huts which stood
empty because the Indians had gone out into
He took away a cooking pot, a little dag
and a few ruffs and turned back, but as he
Seemed to delay I sent two other Christians
to look for him and find out what had hap-
They met him nearby and saw that
three Indians, with bows and arrows, were
following and calling to him, while he did
the same to them by signs. So he
amne to where we were, the Indians re-
nlaining behind, seated on the beach. Half
an hour after a hundred Indian archers
Joined them, and our fright was such that,
Whether tall or little, it made them appear
The word "campo" means literally field, but
sn the present instance may as well apply to the
Surrounding country in general, whether level or
accidented, wooded or a grassy plain. The idea
fcultivated land is, of course excluded.
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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/m1/77/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .