Cabeza de Vaca

Fourth graders observe the 1529 map of the Gulf of Mexico and describe the accuracy of the map, including the unknown landscape that Cabeza de Vaca would traverse. They read the discuss the excerpt of his journey including his treatment by Indians, performing the first surgery in Texas, and how Indians compared other Spaniards to Cabeza de Vaca.

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