Item description for We Asked for Nothing: The Remarkable Journey of Cabeza de Vaca (Great Explorers) by Tom McNeely Stuart Waldman...
Overview An account of the travels of Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca through Texas and Mexico from 1528 through 1536, looking particularly at his relations with the native people with whom he shared his journeys.
The explorer who discovered his own humanity.
In 1528, the conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca escaped a hostile reception in Florida only to be shipwrecked off the coast of Texas. For the next eight years, he lived among the native tribes of the Southwest while he journeyed towards the safety of the Spanish settlements in Mexico. He and three companions survived starvation, sickness and slavery thanks to the generosity of native peoples along the way.
When Cabeza de Vaca finally reached the Spanish, he was a changed man and led the struggle against the feudal-like exploitation of the New World populations. Stuart Waldman tells the fascinating story of two journeys: one covering 2,500 miles through unexplored territory, the other the transformation of a man's heart.
Excerpts from Cabeza de Vaca's journals make the reader's immersion into this mystifying world complete. The gatefold map allows the reader to follow the journey while reading.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.36" Width: 10.26" Height: 0.43" Weight: 1.33 lbs.
Release Date Sep 6, 2003
Publisher Mikaya Press
ISBN 1931414076 ISBN13 9781931414074
Availability 0 units.
More About Tom McNeely Stuart Waldman
Stuart Waldman is an editor of children's books.
Tom McNeely's watercolors are both unflinching and stunningly gorgeous.