Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
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Who is Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca?
álvar Núñez Cabeza De Vaca a.k.a. Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer of the New World, one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. During eight years of traveling across the US Southwest, he became a trader and shaman to various Native American tribes before reconnecting with Spanish colonial forces in Mexico in 1536. After returning to Spain in 1537, he wrote an account, first published in 1542 as La Relación, which in later editions was retitled Naufragios. Cabeza de Vaca has been considered notable as a proto-anthropologist for his detailed accounts of the many tribes of American Indians that he encountered.
- also known as Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Núñez
- born in (526 years ago) in Jerez de la Frontera, child of Francisco de Vera and Teresa Cabeza de Vaca y de Zurita
- nationality: Spain
- profession: Explorer, writer
- Marriage with María Marmolejo
- died in (458 years ago) in Seville
- written works: "The Shipwrecked Men", "The account", "Castaways", "De Vaca's journey to New Mexico, 1535-63", "Chronicle of the Narváez expedition"
álvar Núñez Cabeza De Vaca a.k.a. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca is a fictional character from the 1991 Mexican film Cabeza de Vaca.
"álvar Núñez Cabeza De Vaca" a.k.a. "Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca" is a book by Peter Wild.
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