a journey through texas Essay
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
De Vaca and his three countrymen wandered for months through Texas as they journeyed toward the Spanish settlement in
Mexico City. In the course of his travels, de Vaca healed a Native American by performing the first recorded surgery in
Texas. His resulting fame attracted so many followers that de Vaca noted in his journal that “the number of our companions became so large that we could no longer control them.” As they continued traveling westward, the group was well received by the natives they encountered.
The same Indians led us to a plain beyond the chain of mountains, where people came to meet us from a long distance. By those we were treated in …show more content…
God our Lord to assist us, and the sick began to get well. Then we saw something that astonished us very much, and it was that, while the parents, brothers and wives of the dead had shown deep grief at their illness, from the moment they died the survivors made no demonstration whatsoever, and showed not the slightest feeling; nor did they dare to go near the bodies until we ordered their burial. In more than fifteen days that we remained with them we