The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 83 of 253
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ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA
saw they had built a hut for us with many
fires in it. About one hour after our arrival
they began to dance and to make a great cel-
ebration (which lasted the whole night), al-
though there was neither pleasure, feast nor
sleep in it for us, since we expected to be sac-
rificed. In the morning they again gave us
fish and roots, and treated us so well that
we became reassured, losing somewhat our
apprehension of being butchered.
rT HAT same day I saw on one of the-
Indians a trinket he had not gotten
from us, and asking from where'
they had obtained it they answered, by signs,
that other men like ourselves and who were
still in our rear, had given it to them. Hear--
ing this, I sent two Christians with two In-
dians to guide them to those people. Very
near by they met them, and they also were
looking for us, as the Indians had told them
of our presence in the neighborhood. These
Were the Captains Andres Dorantes and
Alonso del Castillo, with all of their crew.
When they came near us they were much-
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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/m1/83/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .