Profile of the Day: Cabeza de Vaca

Posted November 6, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Cabeza de Vaca

On November 6, 1528, Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked on an island off the coast of what would become present day Texas. One of only four survivors, Cabeza de Vaca became the first European to set foot on the soil of the future Lone Star state. Over a period of eight years, he traveled across the Southwest and became a slave, a trader and a shaman to various Native American tribes. In 1536, he finally reconnected with Spanish colonial forces in Mexico and returned to Spain.

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