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Title: Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and the Narváez Expedition

Author(s): Southwest Crossroads Spotlight

A description of the Narváez expedition in 1527; how Cabeza de Vaca and three other survivors struggled to cross North America.

Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca (c.1490-c.1557) was born into a noble family near Seville, Spain. The name Cabeza de Vaca (Cow's Head) came from an ancestor who played a role in a victorious battle of Spain against the Moors in 1212. The ancestor was a s...

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Title: Exploration and the Spanish Entradas

Author(s): Southwest Crossroads Spotlight

An introduction or preface to the Entrada map.

Among the Europeans, the 1400s began centuries of exploration as the Spanish, Portuguese, English and Dutch set sail for trade routes, distant lands and discoveries. In 1492, Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus) sailed for the Indies for King Ferdi...

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