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Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America
Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America Author:Cabeza de Vaca Narrated by George Guidall — The sixteenth-century odyssey of Cabeza de Vaca is told by a truly remarkable man. It is the semi-official report to the king of Spain by the ranking surviving officer of a royal expedition to conquer Florida, a journey which fantastically miscarried. — Four out of a land fource of 300 men found their way back to civil... more »ization after eight years and roughly 6,000 miles over mostly unknown reaches of North America. They were the first Europeans tosee, and live to report on the interior of Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and northernmost Mexico, the first to see the opossum and the buffalo, the Missippi and the Pecos, the first to provide firsthand information on the pre-European Southwest.
Cabeza de Vaca's account is a tantalizing glimpse of what might have ensued from that innocent and wondrous first encounter that the men that followed in the footsteps of this extraordinary leader, explorer, healer, and observer of human existence been half as compassionate, half as considerate of life in all its forms.« less