By Andrés Reséndez
Of the 3 hundred males who had launched into the adventure, in simple terms 4 survivedthree Spaniards and an African slave. This tiny band persevered a terrible march via Florida, a harrowing raft passage around the Louisiana coast, and years of enslavement within the American Southwest. They journeyed for nearly ten years looking for the Pacific Ocean that may consultant them domestic, they usually have been eternally replaced through their event. the lads lived with various nomadic Indians and realized numerous indigenous languages. They observed lands, peoples, vegetation, and animals that no outsider had ever obvious prior to.
In this captivating story of 4 castaways wandering in an unknown land, Andrés Reséndez brings to lifestyles the huge, dynamic global of North the United States quite a few years ahead of eu settlers may remodel it forever.
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A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca by Andrés Reséndez