Re: Nun~ez Cabeza de Vaca

Ronald L. Grimes (rgrimes@MACH1.WLU.CA)
Sat, 2 Sep 1995 21:27:50 -0400

The most recent is _The Account: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Relacion_
trans. by Martin Favata and Jose Fernandez (Houston: Arte Public, 1993).


Ron Grimes
Department of Religion & Culture
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5
Office phone: (519) 884-0710, ex. 3085

On Fri, 1 Sep 1995, William M. Loker wrote:

> Does anyone out there (Anita? others) know of a good *annotated* version
> of Alvar Nun~ez Cabeza de Vaca's account of his walk across Texas/N Mexico
> ... I have a
> version of his account orig pblished in 1922 translated and Introduction
> by Bandalier. But the account is confusing (to say the least!) and the
> introduction exceedingly outdated. I would like an annotated version to
> use in a class on North American Indians. it seems there are numerous
> annoations of accounts of De Soto's entrada in the SE, but I haven't been
> able to locate a good book on Cabeza de Vaca.
> Also, any other
> suggestions for good clear (i.e. appropriate for undergraduates) *early*
> European accounts of Native Americans
> north of Mesoamerica would be appreciated. (Iknow this is a *huge* area of
> literature, e.g. the chronicles of French Jesuits are rich sources, so I
> make the last request with much trepidation and humility
> -- I am definitely out of my principal area of expertise here ... )
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> William M. Loker *
> Anthropology *
> Mississippi State University *
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