13 They wandered along the Texas coast as prisoners of the Han and Capoque American Indians for two years, while Cabeza de Vaca observed the people, picking up their ways of life and customs. When dried they grind the nuts with the husks, and eat them as meal. Beyond there, and on the following day, we reached the chief's village, whither he sent us corn. "Cabeza de Vaca" redirects here.
6 Apalachen had no gold but had only corn, but the explorers were told a village known as Aute, about 5 or 9 days away, was rich. On account of this cure they made many dances and festivities, as is their custom. Teresa Vzquez de Meira. When the leaves are toasted they fill the vessel with water and hold it over the fire so long until it has thrice boiled; then they pour the liquid into a bowl made of a gourd cut in twain.
Cabeza de Vaca and his last three men struggled to survive. 6 Scholars widely agree that Cabeza de Vaca had an unusually sympathetic attitude towards the Native Americans for his time. Dorantes remained only a few days with those Indians and then escaped. We told them he was a demon and explained as best we could that if they would believe in God, Our Lord, and be Christians like ourselves, they would not have to fear that man, nor would he come and do such things unto them. But they advised me to keep it secret 2013 Film Version of The Great Gatsby from the Indians (as well as my own departure) lest they would kill me forthwith, and that to avoid this it was necessary to remain with them for six months longer, after which time they would remove.
La Jornada, que hizo a la Florida con el Adelantado Panfilode Narvaez. By Nez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, 16th cent; Smith, Buckingham, tr; Field, Thomas. (Thomas Warren ; Shea, John.