The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 93 of 253
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ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA
then that I often remained without eating
anything whatsoever for three days, and
they were in the same plight, so that it
seemed to me impossible for life to last, al-
though I afterwards suffered still greater
privations and much more distress, as I
shall tell further on.
The Indians that kept Alonsq del Cas-
tillo, Andres Dorantes and the others,
who were still alive, being of another
language and stock, had gone to feed on
oysters at another point of the mainland,
where they remained until the first day of
the month of April. Then they came back
to the island, which was from there nearly
two leagues off, where the channel is broad-
est. The island is half a league wide and
All the people of this country go naked;
only the women cover part of their bodies
with a kind of wool that grows on trees.
The girls go about in deer skins. They are
very liberal towards each other with what
they have. There is np ruler among them.
All who are of the same descendancy clus-
ter together. There are two distinct lan-
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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/m1/93/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .