Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca – Part 2

In the final chapter on Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, the soldier and three survivors of the ill-fated Narvaez Expedition set out on a 2,500 mile trek across the America southwest and northern Mexico in a bid to return to Spanish territory. The march would be one of the greatest journeys of survival - as well as … Continue reading Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca – Part 2

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca – Part 1

In 1528, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca would wash up on the shores of modern-day Texas - a survivor of the ill-fated Narváez expedition. His story is really not one of exploration - but of survival - as he would spend eight years living and traveling the southwest of the United States and northern Mexico. It … Continue reading Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca – Part 1

Pánfilo de Narváez and the Narváez Expedition

Spanish conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez marched into to swamps and forests Florida in 1527 with 300 men. Narváez and his men were in search of gold. Unfortunately, they are in store for a whole lot of misery and death. The Narváez Expedition is notable in that it marked the beginning of the amazing story of Álvar Núñez … Continue reading Pánfilo de Narváez and the Narváez Expedition